Table 3

Age- and gender-specific smoothed weight percentiles for Pakistani primary school children aged five to twelve years (n = 1860)

Characteristics

Percentiles


3rd

5th

10th

25th

50th

75th

90th

95th

97th


Boys (n = 977)


5 years (61-71 months)

14.0

14.4

15.1

16.6

18.6

21.1

24.2

26.5

28.3


6 years (72-83 months)

15.4

15.9

16.8

18.4

20.8

23.8

27.4

30.1

32.2


7 years (84-95 months)

17.0

17.5

18.5

20.5

23.2

26.7

30.9

34.2

36.7


8 years (96-107 months)

18.5

19.2

20.3

22.5

25.6

29.7

34.7

38.5

41.4


9 years (108-119 months)

19.9

20.7

22.0

24.5

28.0

32.7

38.3

42.7

46.2


10 years (120-131 months)

21.1

22.0

23.4

26.2

30.1

35.3

41.7

46.7

50.6


11 years (132-143 months)

22.1

23.0

24.6

27.6

32.0

37.7

44.8

50.3

54.6


12 years (144-155 months)

22.9

23.9

25.5

28.8

33.5

39.8

47.5

53.5

58.2


Girls (n = 883)


5 years (61-71 months)

13.8

14.2

14.9

16.2

18.0

20.3

22.9

24.8

26.2


6 years (72-83 months)

15.2

15.7

16.5

18.1

20.3

23.1

26.5

29.0

31.0


7 years (84-95 months)

16.6

17.2

18.2

20.1

22.8

26.3

30.6

33.8

36.4


8 years (96-107 months)

18.1

18.7

19.9

22.2

25.4

29.8

35.1

39.3

42.6


9 years (108-119 months)

19.6

20.4

21.7

24.4

28.3

33.5

40.1

45.4

49.5


10 years (120-131 months)

21.0

21.9

23.5

26.7

31.2

37.5

45.5

51.9

57.1


11 years (132-143 months)

22.3

23.4

25.2

28.8

34.2

41.5

51.0

58.8

65.1


12 years (144-155 months)

23.5

24.7

26.7

30.8

36.9

45.4

56.5

65.7

73.1


Mushtaq et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:31   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-31

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