Table 2

Waist circumference percentiles (cm) by age and gender

Age (years)

n

3rd

10th

25th

50th

75th

90th

97th


Boys

2830

6

152

44.3

46.5

49.3

52.6

57.0

62.7

71.2

7

469

46.4

48.7

51.5

55.0

59.6

66.1

76.6

8

506

48.2

50.6

53.6

57.4

62.5

70.0

83.1

9

421

49.5

52.4

55.9

60.5

66.6

75.5

90.3

10

550

49.9

53.5

57.8

63.2

70.3

79.9

94.2

11

499

50.3

54.4

59.4

65.4

73.1

83.1

96.8

12

233

51.7

56.6

62.4

69.3

77.7

88.0

101.0

Girls

2699

6

165

45.3

47.3

49.6

52.3

55.6

59.9

65.6

7

470

45.9

48.0

50.4

53.4

57.1

61.9

68.6

8

522

47.1

49.4

52.2

55.6

60.0

65.9

74.4

9

416

47.9

50.5

53.6

57.5

62.4

69.2

79.3

10

546

48.5

51.4

55.0

59.3

64.9

72.4

83.4

11

440

49.3

52.7

56.8

61.9

68.2

76.6

88.2

12

140

50.4

54.5

59.4

65.4

72.9

82.6

95.5


Liu et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:82   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-82

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