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Table 1 Anthropometric characteristics of the children and adolescents studied

From: Establishing percentiles for blood pressure based on absolute height for children and adolescents

Age (years)   Weight (kg) Height (cm) BMI (kg/m2) DBP (mmHg) SBP (mmHg)
n X SD X SD X SD X SD X SD
Males
 5.0-5.9 64 21.5 3.3 113.5 6.0 16.6 1.8 61.8 13.8 97.9 14.1
 6.0-6.9 77 26.0 6.6 120.1 6.1 17.9 3.8 61.7 13.7 97.6 12.5
 7.0-7.9 63 31.0 7.0 127.3 6.6 19.0 3.1 64.8* 11.7 101.7 14
 8.0-8.9 77 32.2 6.5 130.4 5.3 18.8 2.9 63.8* 9.5 103.0* 13
 9.0-9.9 96 36.8 8.8 136 8.3 19.8 3.8 66.9* 11.4 106.4* 14.5
 10.0-10.9 92 42.1 9.8 142.4 7.1 20.6 3.5 67.3* 10.6 106.2 12.8
 11.0-11.9 89 47.2 10.8 147.9 7.7 21.5 4.0 69.8* 13.3 109.2* 15.7
 12.0-12.9 106 50.4 10.9 154.3 8.2 20.7 4.0 69.9* 11.2 110.7* 16.7
 13.0-13.9 157 54.7 10.2 160.8 8.5 20.7 2.9 68.1 12.1 110.8 14
 14.0-14.9 180 60.0 11.0 166.1 6.6 21.7 3.7 68.3 11.7 112 15
 15.0-15.9 182 64.5* 9.2 169.9* 7.0 22.3 3.0 69.2 10.1 114.3* 14.8
 16.0-16.9 214 70.4* 12.8 171.5* 7.1 23.9 4.1 70.9 10.5 117.4* 15.8
 17.0-17.9 279 71.7* 13.3 171.4* 6.4 24.4 4.1 73.5 12.7 121.8* 19.3
 18.0-18.9 156 71.6* 11.0 172.0* 6.9 24.2 3.6 71.2 12.3 119.7* 20.5
Total 1832 56.1 19.2 157.4 19.5 21.9 4.2 69.1 12.1 112.5 17.5
Females
 5.0-5.9 55 22.1 3.5 113.7 5.2 17.0 2.2 62.2 12.0 97.5 12.6
 6.0-6.9 58 25.7 5.4 119.4 5.8 17.9 2.9 60.1 10.7 98.6 10.4
 7.0-7.9 52 29.1 6.0 126.2 6.2 18.1 2.5 61.4 9.5 101.1 12.4
 8.0-8.9 52 32.9 7.5 130.2 6.6 19.2 3.4 61.7 8.1 99.2 11.1
 9.0-9.9 76 36.5 8.0 137.4 6.8 19.2 3.1 63.9 8.8 101.6 10.9
 10.0-10.9 116 42.1 9.1 144.0 8.0 20.2 3.2 65.2 8.7 105.4 12.3
 11.0-11.9 81 47.2 9.0 150.9 7.3 20.7 3.6 65.6 9.4 104.4 12.9
 12.0-12.9 110 54.0 10.7 156.0 6.2 22.1 4.0 66.1 12.0 108 12.7
 13.0-13.9 75 56.3 10.3 158.6 7.3 22.4 3.6 69.0 10.3 110.9 12.0
 14.0-14.9 93 59.3 11.6 158.6 6.9 23.5 3.8 69.5 11.1 112.0 16.1
 15.0-15.9 81 60.4 10.5 159.6 4.2 23.7 3.9 69.0 9.1 110.3 13.2
 16.0-16.9 114 62.8 12.1 159.2 5.5 24.7 4.6 71.5 9.6 113.1 13.3
 17.0-17.9 141 64.1 13.9 158.5 4.9 25.4 4.9 72.3 12.4 111.1 16.4
 18.0-18.9 77 59.7 9.6 157.8 5.7 24 3.6 72.4 10.7 109.7 14.1
Total 1181 50.5 17 149 15.6 22 4.6 67.4 11.1 107.3 14.2
  1. Legend: * significant difference in relation to women, X Average, SD Standard deviation, BMI Body Mass Index, SBP Systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure