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Table 7 Cutoff points for body fat percentages of adolescents aged 10–15 years according to gender and sexual maturation

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

Gender Sexual maturity Low (<3th) Normal (≥3th to <85th) Moderately elevated (≥85th to <95th) Elevated (≥95th to <97th) Very elevated (≥97th)
Boys Pre-Pub. 7.44 ± 1.86 18.84 ± 6.69 32.54 ± 1.55 41.04 ± 2.35 48.50 ± 3.67
Pub. 7.32 ± 1.17 17.05 ± 5.00 31.09 ± 1.56 36.30 ± 1.00 44.33 ± 5.68
Post-Pub. ____ 13.57 ± 2.43 24.18 ± 1.05 ___ ___
Girls Pre-Pub. 7.86 ± 0.59 16.48 ± 4.46 29.52 ± 3.17 35.01 ± 0.11 41.82 ± 5.68
Pub. 8.61 ± 1.56 20.03 ± 4.47 31.55 ± 1.80 36.20 ± 0.54 41.86 ± 4.84
  Post-Pub. 11.98 ± 3.05 24.90 ± 4.97 36.83 ±0.62 ___ 38.73 ± 1.10
  1. Abbreviation: Pub Pubescent.