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Table 1 Mean and standard deviation (SD) for waist circumference (WC), waist-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-height ratio (WHtR) of Pakistani primary school children aged five to twelve years (n = 1860)

From: Waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and waist-height ratio percentiles and central obesity among Pakistani children aged five to twelve years

  n WC (cm) WHR WHtR
Boys (n = 977)     
   5 years (61-71 months) 84 54.0 (5.8) 0.89 (0.04) 0.46 (0.04)
   6 years (72-83 months) 161 54.0 (5.6) 0.89 (0.04) 0.46 (0.04)
   7 years (84-95 months) 160 55.8 (5.8) 0.88 (0.04) 0.45 (0.05)
   8 years (96-107 months) 158 58.3 (6.6) 0.88 (0.04) 0.45 (0.04)
   9 years (108-119 months) 161 60.8 (7.9) 0.88 (0.05) 0.45 (0.05)
   10 years (120-131 months) 147 62.7 (9.8) 0.88 (0.05) 0.45 (0.06)
   11 years (132-143 months) 69 62.0 (7.2) 0.88 (0.06) 0.45 (0.05)
   12 years (144-155 months) 37 61.2 (5.6) 0.87 (0.04) 0.44 (0.03)
Girls (n = 883)     
   5 years (61-71 months) 72 52.6 (3.4) 0.86 (0.05) 0.46 (0.03)
   6 years (72-83 months) 143 54.4 (6.0) 0.85 (0.05) 0.46 (0.04)
   7 years (84-95 months) 157 57.0 (7.2) 0.87 (0.08) 0.46 (0.05)
   8 years (96-107 months) 159 58.7 (7.0) 0.86 (0.06) 0.46 (0.05)
   9 years (108-119 months) 151 61.6 (8.3) 0.86 (0.06) 0.46 (0.06)
   10 years (120-131 months) 120 62.3 (8.9) 0.84 (0.06 0.45 (0.06)
   11 years (132-143 months) 62 62.3 (8.4) 0.80 (0.06) 0.43 (0.05)
   12 years (144-155 months) 19 62.6 (7.9) 0.81 (0.05) 0.43 (0.04)