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Table 2 Age- and gender-specific smoothed waist circumference (WC) percentiles for 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

  Percentiles
  3rd 5th 10th 25th 50th 75th 90th 95th 97th
Boys (n = 977)          
   5 years (61-71 months) 45.7 46.4 47.4 49.4 52.1 55.3 59.1 61.9 64.1
   6 years (72-83 months) 46.7 47.4 48.5 50.7 53.6 57.2 61.5 64.6 67.1
   7 years (84-95 months) 47.7 48.5 49.7 52.1 55.3 59.4 64.1 67.7 70.5
   8 years (96-107 months) 48.8 49.6 51.0 53.6 57.1 61.6 66.9 70.9 74.0
   9 years (108-119 months) 49.7 50.6 52.1 54.9 58.8 63.7 69.5 74.0 77.5
   10 years (120-131 months) 50.5 51.4 53.0 56.1 60.3 65.6 72.0 76.9 80.7
   11 years (132-143 months) 51.1 52.1 53.8 57.1 61.6 67.4 74.2 79.5 83.6
   12 years (144-155 months) 51.5 52.6 54.4 58.0 62.8 68.9 76.2 81.9 86.2
Girls (n = 883)          
   5 years (61-71 months) 45.8 46.4 47.4 49.3 51.8 54.7 58.0 60.4 62.1
   6 years (72-83 months) 46.7 47.4 48.5 50.7 53.6 57.1 61.0 63.9 66.0
   7 years (84-95 months) 47.7 48.5 49.8 52.2 55.5 59.6 64.3 67.7 70.4
   8 years (96-107 months) 48.7 49.6 51.0 53.8 57.5 62.2 67.6 71.8 74.9
   9 years (108-119 months) 49.6 50.5 52.2 55.2 59.4 64.7 70.9 75.7 79.4
   10 years (120-131 months) 50.2 51.3 53.0 56.4 61.0 66.9 74.0 79.4 83.6
   11 years (132-143 months) 50.6 51.8 53.7 57.4 62.5 69.0 76.8 82.8 87.4
   12 years (144-155 months) 50.9 52.2 54.3 58.3 63.8 70.9 79.4 85.9 91.0