Table 1

BMI cut-off points and weight status among 1343 adolescent girls and boys
Weight status BMI cut-off points Frequencies
Girls Boys

Girls

N

(%)

Boys

N

(%)
Underweight < 16.40* < 16.00* 28 (4.3) 25 (3.6)
Normal weight 16.40-23.59 16.00-22.95 550 (84.6) 567 (81.8)
Overweight
    >
23.60**
    >
22.96**
63 (9.7) 78 (11.3)
Obese
    >
28.81**
    >
27.98**
9 (1.4) 23 (3.3)
Total 650 (100.0) 693 (100.0)

*The cut-off points of BMI for being underweight at the age of 14.5 years are based on growth data for Finnish children.

**The international cut-off points of BMI for being overweight and being obese at the age of 14.5 years in adolescent girls and boys.

Mäkinen et al.

Mäkinen et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:35   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-35

Open Data