Table 1

Age and gender specific BMI of students with completed dietary questionnaires (n = 1764)

Age (yr)

n

Mean ±SD for

BMI

85th Percentile for BMI

Overweight cases


Boys

7.5-8.4

18

15.58 ± 1.78

17.50

4

8.5-9.4

34

17.36 ± 1.64

19.30

13

9.5-10.4

47

16.67 ± 1.73

17.90

8

10.5-11.4

72

17.65 ± 2.77

20.26

11

11.5-12.4

88

18.19 ± 2.62

20.34

14

12.5-13.4

107

18.65 ± 3.07

22.00

17

13.5-14.4

121

19.58 ± 3.92

22.20

19

14.5-15.4

125

20.01 ± 3.03

22.30

19

15.5-16.4

127

20.64 ± 2.24

22.80

20

16.5-17.4

99

21.72 ± 3.22

24.50

19

17.5-18.4

41

21.74 ± 2.82

23.70

7

Girls

7.5-8.4

24

15.66 ± 1.45

16.90

4

8.5-9.4

49

16.88 ± 2.53

18.70

8

9.5-10.4

44

16.68 ± 1.93

18.98

7

10.5-11.4

74

17.92 ± 2.86

20.60

15

11.5-12.4

100

17.85 ± 2.50

19.96

16

12.5-13.4

83

18.82 ± 2.88

21.30

13

13.5-14.4

115

19.95 ± 3.51

22.40

18

14.5-15.4

154

20.36 ± 3.10

23.30

35

15.5-16.4

128

20.75 ± 3.23

23.00

32

16.5-17.4

86

20.83 ± 2.54

23.24

23

17.5-18.4

28

21.65 ± 4.69

22.00

5


Matthews et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:71   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-71

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