Table 4

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

Characteristics

Percentiles


3rd

5th

10th

25th

50th

75th

85th

90th

95th

97th


Boys (n = 977)


5 years (61-71 months)

11.7

12.0

12.5

12.5

13.4

14.6

16.1

17.0

17.7

19.6


6 years (72-83 months)

11.7

12.0

12.6

12.6

13.6

14.9

16.5

17.5

18.2

20.2


7 years (84-95 months)

11.8

12.2

12.8

12.8

13.9

15.3

17.0

18.0

18.8

20.8


8 years (96-107 months)

11.8

12.2

12.9

12.9

14.1

15.7

17.5

18.6

19.3

21.4


9 years (108-119 months)

11.8

12.3

13.0

13.0

14.3

16.0

17.9

19.0

19.9

22.0


10 years (120-131 months)

11.7

12.2

13.0

13.0

14.5

16.3

18.3

19.5

20.3

22.5


11 years (132-143 months)

11.5

12.1

13.0

13.0

14.6

16.5

18.6

19.8

20.7

22.8


12 years (144-155 months)

11.1

11.8

12.8

12.8

14.6

16.7

18.9

20.2

21.0

23.1


Girls (n = 883)


5 years (61-71 months)

11.7

11.9

12.3

12.9

13.8

14.8

15.4

15.9

16.7

17.3


6 years (72-83 months)

11.8

12.1

12.5

13.2

14.2

15.4

16.2

16.8

17.8

18.6


7 years (84-95 months)

12.0

12.2

12.7

13.5

14.7

16.1

17.1

17.8

19.1

20.1


8 years (96-107 months)

12.2

12.4

12.9

13.9

15.2

16.9

18.1

19.0

20.6

21.9


9 years (108-119 months)

12.3

12.6

13.2

14.2

15.7

17.7

19.1

20.2

22.2

23.8


10 years (120-131 months)

12.5

12.8

13.4

14.6

16.2

18.5

20.1

21.4

23.8

25.9


11 years (132-143 months)

12.6

12.9

13.6

14.8

16.7

19.2

21.1

22.6

25.5

28.0


12 years (144-155 months)

12.7

13.1

13.8

15.2

17.3

20.3

22.5

24.4

28.1

31.4


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

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