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Table 6 Cutoff points for body fat percentages of adolescents aged 10–15 years according to gender

From: Body fat percentiles of Brazilian adolescents according to age and sexual maturation: a cross-sectional study

Gender Age (years) Low (<3th) Normal (≥3th to <85th) Moderately elevated (≥85th to <95th) Elevated (≥95th to < 97th) Very elevated (≥97th)
Boys 10 6.97 ± 1.25 18.72 ± 5.16 31.56 ± 1.47 36.05 ± 1.10 51.05 ± 0.38
11 7.25 ± 1.35 17.76 ± 5.40 32.50 ± 2.37 40.62 ± 1.76 46.82 ± 4.37
12 7.08 ± 1.19 17.74 ± 5.87 32.12 ± 1.10 36.02 ± 0.96 42.29 ± 5.17
13 7.20 ± 1.04 16.98 ± 4.97 31.02 ± 1.83 37.91 ± 0.92 46.43 ± 7.15
14 7.78 ± 1.36 15.96 ± 4.44 29.31 ± 1.75 34.28 ± 1.45 42.52 ± 5.18
15 7.56 ± 1.43 15.68 ± 4.08 28.52 ± 1.88 33.12 ± 0.92 41.13 ± 5.13
Girls 10 8.56 ± 0.41 18.60 ± 4.69 32.54 ± 2.71 37.00 ± 0.77 44.53 ± 3.27
11 6.80 ± 1.41 18.18 ± 4.60 30.90 ± 2.06 36.56 ± 0.77 42.10 ± 5.85
12 8.97 ± 1.06 19.60 ± 4.52 31.48 ± 2.07 36.57 ± 0.65 41.59 ± 2.60
13 9.02 ± 1.68 20.72 ± 4.30 31.95 ± 1.84 36.81 ± 0.68 43.13 ± 6.21
14 10.41 ± 1.42 21.71 ± 4.32 32.97 ± 1.64 36.33 ± 0.46 42.04 ± 4.46
  15 13.18 ± 0.25 21.93 ± 3.62 30.48 ± 1.86 33.97 ± 0.03 36.09 ± 0.41