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Table 3 Quantile estimates for neck circumference (cm) by age (years)

From: Creation of a reference dataset of neck sizes in children: standardizing a potential new tool for prediction of obesity-associated diseases?

(a) Healthy-weight males   
Age 95th 90th 75th 50th 25th 10th 5th
6 28.3 (27.3 – 29.3) 27.5 (26.2 – 28.8) 26 (24.7 – 27.3) 25.3 (24.7 – 25.9) 24.3 (23.6 – 25) 24.3 (23.4 – 25.2) 23.7 (22.5 – 24.9)
7 28 (27.4 – 28.6) 27.6 (27 – 28.2) 26.7 (25.8 – 27.5) 26.2 (25.6 – 26.8) 25.7 (25.3 – 26.1) 25.5 (25.1 – 25.9) 25 (24.4 – 25.5)
8 28.4 (28 – 28.8) 28.3 (27.8 – 28.7) 27.5 (26.7 – 28.3) 26.8 (26.3 – 27.4) 26.3 (25.8 – 26.8) 25.8 (25.4 – 26.2) 25.4 (24.9 – 25.9)
9 29.3 (28.9 – 29.7) 29.3 (28.7 – 29.9) 28.5 (27.7 – 29.3) 27.3 (26.9 – 27.8) 26.6 (25.9 – 27.2) 25.7 (25.2 – 26.3) 25.5 (24.9 – 26)
10 30.5 (30.1 – 30.9) 30.5 (29.9 – 31.1) 29.6 (28.9 – 30.3) 28 (27.6 – 28.4) 26.9 (26.1 – 27.7) 25.7 (24.8 – 26.6) 25.5 (24.8 – 26.2)
11 31.8 (31.4 – 32.2) 31.8 (31.3 – 32.3) 30.8 (30 – 31.5) 28.8 (28.4 – 29.2) 27.4 (26.6 – 28.2) 25.9 (24.9 – 27) 25.7 (24.8 – 26.7)
12 33.1 (32.7 – 33.5) 33 (32.5 – 33.6) 32 (31.2 – 32.8) 29.8 (29.3 – 30.4) 28.3 (27.5 – 29) 26.6 (25.5 – 27.8) 26.3 (25.3 – 27.3)
13 34.4 (33.8 – 35) 34.2 (33.6 – 34.8) 33.2 (32.3 – 34.1) 31.1 (30.5 – 31.7) 29.5 (28.9 – 30.1) 27.8 (26.5 – 29) 27.2 (26.2 – 28.3)
14 35.7 (34.9 – 36.5) 35.3 (34.6 – 36) 34.3 (33.3 – 35.3) 32.5 (31.8 – 33.2) 31 (30.5 – 31.5) 29.3 (27.9 – 30.7) 28.5 (27.3 – 29.7)
15 37.1 (36.3 – 37.9) 36.3 (35.6 – 37) 35.4 (34.3 – 36.4) 33.8 (33.1 – 34.5) 32.6 (32.1 – 33.1) 31 (29.5 – 32.5) 29.9 (28.7 – 31.1)
16 38.8 (37.7 – 39.8) 37.4 (36.1 – 38.6) 36.3 (35.5 – 37.1) 34.9 (34.4 – 35.4) 34 (33.5 – 34.5) 32.6 (31.3 – 33.8) 31.2 (30 – 32.4)
17 40.9 (38.1 – 43.7) 38.6 (35.7 – 41.5) 37.1 (35.5 – 38.7) 35.5 (34.3 – 36.6) 34.7 (34.2 – 35.2) 33.5 (31.9 – 35.1) 32 (29.5 – 34.5)
(b) Healthy-weight females
Age 95th 90th 75th 50th 25th 10th 5th
6 27 (26.4 – 27.6) 26.3 (25.2 – 27.4) 25.3 (24.9 – 25.7) 24.8 (24.3 – 25.3) 24 (23.7 – 24.3) 23.6 (23.1 – 24.1) 23.3 (22.3 – 24.3)
7 27.2 (26.7 – 27.7) 26.8 (26.2 – 27.4) 26.1 (25.7 – 26.5) 25.4 (25 – 25.8) 24.5 (24.2 – 24.8) 23.8 (23.2 – 24.5) 23.3 (22.7 – 24)
8 27.8 (27.2 – 28.3) 27.4 (26.9 – 27.9) 26.8 (26.4 – 27.2) 26 (25.7 – 26.4) 25.1 (24.8 – 25.5) 24.3 (23.7 – 24.9) 23.8 (23.2 – 24.4)
9 28.6 (28.1 – 29.1) 28 (27.6 – 28.4) 27.5 (27.2 – 27.8) 26.7 (26.5 – 26.9) 25.8 (25.5 – 26.1) 24.9 (24.6 – 25.2) 24.5 (24.1 – 24.9)
10 29.4 (28.9 – 29.9) 28.8 (28.4 – 29.1) 28.2 (27.9 – 28.4) 27.4 (27.1 – 27.6) 26.5 (26.2 – 26.7) 25.6 (25.3 – 26) 25.3 (24.8 – 25.7)
11 30.2 (29.7 – 30.8) 29.5 (29.2 – 29.8) 28.9 (28.6 – 29.1) 28.1 (27.7 – 28.4) 27.1 (26.8 – 27.4) 26.4 (25.8 – 27) 26 (25.4 – 26.6)
12 30.9 (30.3 – 31.5) 30.2 (29.8 – 30.6) 29.5 (29.2 – 29.8) 28.7 (28.3 – 29.1) 27.7 (27.4 – 28) 27.2 (26.5 – 27.8) 26.7 (26 – 27.3)
13 31.4 (30.7 – 32.1) 30.9 (30.5 – 31.2) 30.1 (29.7 – 30.5) 29.3 (28.9 – 29.7) 28.2 (27.9 – 28.6) 27.8 (27.3 – 28.4) 27.2 (26.6 – 27.8)
14 31.8 (31.1 – 32.5) 31.4 (31.1 – 31.7) 30.6 (30.1 – 31.1) 29.8 (29.5 – 30.1) 28.7 (28.2 – 29.1) 28.4 (27.9 – 28.9) 27.6 (27.1 – 28.1)
15 32 (31.4 – 32.6) 31.7 (31.4 – 32.1) 31 (30.4 – 31.6) 30.2 (29.9 – 30.5) 29.1 (28.5 – 29.6) 28.8 (28.2 – 29.4) 27.9 (27.5 – 28.4)
16 32.2 (31.3 – 33.1) 31.8 (31.5 – 32.1) 31.2 (30.7 – 31.7) 30.4 (30.2 – 30.6) 29.4 (28.9 – 29.9) 28.9 (28.4 – 29.5) 28.3 (27.9 – 28.7)
17 32.5 (29.9 – 35.1) 31.5 (30.8 – 32.2) 31.2 (30.9 – 31.5) 30.5 (30.1 – 30.9) 29.7 (29 – 30.4) 28.8 (28.3 – 29.3) 28.8 (28.4 – 29.2)