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Table 1 Age and gender specific BMI of students with completed dietary questionnaires (n = 1764)

From: The risk of child and adolescent overweight is related to types of food consumed

Age (yr) n Mean ±SD for
BMI
85th Percentile for BMI Overweight cases
Boys     
7.5-8.4 18 15.58 ± 1.78 17.50 4
8.5-9.4 34 17.36 ± 1.64 19.30 13
9.5-10.4 47 16.67 ± 1.73 17.90 8
10.5-11.4 72 17.65 ± 2.77 20.26 11
11.5-12.4 88 18.19 ± 2.62 20.34 14
12.5-13.4 107 18.65 ± 3.07 22.00 17
13.5-14.4 121 19.58 ± 3.92 22.20 19
14.5-15.4 125 20.01 ± 3.03 22.30 19
15.5-16.4 127 20.64 ± 2.24 22.80 20
16.5-17.4 99 21.72 ± 3.22 24.50 19
17.5-18.4 41 21.74 ± 2.82 23.70 7
Girls     
7.5-8.4 24 15.66 ± 1.45 16.90 4
8.5-9.4 49 16.88 ± 2.53 18.70 8
9.5-10.4 44 16.68 ± 1.93 18.98 7
10.5-11.4 74 17.92 ± 2.86 20.60 15
11.5-12.4 100 17.85 ± 2.50 19.96 16
12.5-13.4 83 18.82 ± 2.88 21.30 13
13.5-14.4 115 19.95 ± 3.51 22.40 18
14.5-15.4 154 20.36 ± 3.10 23.30 35
15.5-16.4 128 20.75 ± 3.23 23.00 32
16.5-17.4 86 20.83 ± 2.54 23.24 23
17.5-18.4 28 21.65 ± 4.69 22.00 5