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Table 2 Estimated mean BMI for children by urban/rural, boys/girls and age sub-cohorts

From: Prevalence and incidence of overweight and obesity among Vietnamese preschool children: a longitudinal cohort study

  Age sub-cohort Number of children 2013 2014 2016 Difference (2016–2013)
Urban total   1311 15.9 16.1 17.1 1.2
Urban boys Total 699 16.1 16.3 17.3 1.2
3 years 169 15.9 16.0 16.8 0.9
4 years 242 15.7 16.1 17.1 1.4
5 years 232 16.6 16.8 17.9 1.3
6 years 56 16.1 16.3 17.3 1.2
Urban girls Total 612 15.7 15.8 16.9 1.2
3 years 140 15.7 15.8 16.8 1.1
4 years 197 15.8 15.8 16.9 1.1
5 years 228 15.8 15.9 16.9 1.1
6 years 47 15.3 15.9 16.7 1.4
Rural total   1291 15.4 14.0 15.2 −0.2
Rural boys Total 692 15.4 15.0 15.3 −0.1
3 years 245 15.7 15.2 15.3 −0.4
4 years 219 15.2 14.8 15.0 −0.2
5 years 204 15.3 15.0 15.7 0.4
6 years 24 14.4 14.6 15.3 0.9
Rural girls Total 599 15.3 14.8 15.0 −0.3
3 years 191 15.5 15.1 14.8 −0.7
4 years 196 15.3 14.7 15.0 −0.3
5 years 193 15.2 14.8 15.1 −0.1
6 years 19 15.0 14.3 14.9 0.1