Skip to main content

Table 4 Age- and gender-specific smoothed BMI percentiles for Pakistani primary school children aged five to twelve years (n = 1860)

From: Height, weight and BMI percentiles and nutritional status relative to the international growth references among Pakistani school-aged children

Characteristics Percentiles
  3rd 5th 10th 25th 50th 75th 85th 90th 95th 97th
Boys (n = 977)           
5 years (61-71 months) 11.7 12.0 12.5 12.5 13.4 14.6 16.1 17.0 17.7 19.6
6 years (72-83 months) 11.7 12.0 12.6 12.6 13.6 14.9 16.5 17.5 18.2 20.2
7 years (84-95 months) 11.8 12.2 12.8 12.8 13.9 15.3 17.0 18.0 18.8 20.8
8 years (96-107 months) 11.8 12.2 12.9 12.9 14.1 15.7 17.5 18.6 19.3 21.4
9 years (108-119 months) 11.8 12.3 13.0 13.0 14.3 16.0 17.9 19.0 19.9 22.0
10 years (120-131 months) 11.7 12.2 13.0 13.0 14.5 16.3 18.3 19.5 20.3 22.5
11 years (132-143 months) 11.5 12.1 13.0 13.0 14.6 16.5 18.6 19.8 20.7 22.8
12 years (144-155 months) 11.1 11.8 12.8 12.8 14.6 16.7 18.9 20.2 21.0 23.1
Girls (n = 883)           
5 years (61-71 months) 11.7 11.9 12.3 12.9 13.8 14.8 15.4 15.9 16.7 17.3
6 years (72-83 months) 11.8 12.1 12.5 13.2 14.2 15.4 16.2 16.8 17.8 18.6
7 years (84-95 months) 12.0 12.2 12.7 13.5 14.7 16.1 17.1 17.8 19.1 20.1
8 years (96-107 months) 12.2 12.4 12.9 13.9 15.2 16.9 18.1 19.0 20.6 21.9
9 years (108-119 months) 12.3 12.6 13.2 14.2 15.7 17.7 19.1 20.2 22.2 23.8
10 years (120-131 months) 12.5 12.8 13.4 14.6 16.2 18.5 20.1 21.4 23.8 25.9
11 years (132-143 months) 12.6 12.9 13.6 14.8 16.7 19.2 21.1 22.6 25.5 28.0
12 years (144-155 months) 12.7 13.1 13.8 15.2 17.3 20.3 22.5 24.4 28.1 31.4