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Table 2 Age and gender specific mean BMI values according to socio demographic subgroups

From: Dynamics of growth and weight transitions in a pediatric cohort from India

2003 Boys Girls
Age (yrs) Urban Rural Govt Private Urban Rural Govt Private
5 13.7 (1.2) 13.9 (1.4) 13.8 (1.3) 14.2 (1.4) 13.7 (1.4) 13.8 (1.5) 13.8 (1.4) 14.5 (1.6)
6 14.5 (1.6) 13.9 (1.5) 13.9 (1.4) 15.0 (1.7) 14.5 (2.1) 13.9 (1.4) 13.8 (1.4) 15.2 (2.4)
7 14.6 (2.1) 13.9 (1.4) 13.9 (1.5) 15.3 (2.2) 14.7 (2.0) 13.9 (1.5) 13.9 (1.5) 15.1 (2.1)
8 15.1 (2.2) 14.2 (1.4) 14.3 (1.4) 15.5 (2.4) 15.2 (2.5) 14.3 (1.7) 14.3 (1.8) 15.5 (2.6)
9 15.6 (2.6) 14.5 (1.9) 14.5 (1.9) 16.3 (2.7) 15.5 (2.5) 14.8 (2.0) 14.8 (2.1) 16.3 (2.7)
10 15.8 (2.9) 14.6 (2.1) 14.7 (2.1) 16.9 (3.2) 15.6 (2.5) 15.0 (2.1) 15.1 (2.2) 16.8 (2.7)
11 16.2 (3.0) 14.9 (2.2) 15.0 (2.2) 17.2 (3.2) 16.3 (2.7) 15.6 (2.3) 15.8 (2.5) 17.1 (3.0)
12 16.1 (2.7) 15.5 (2.2) 15.4 (2.2) 17.4 (2.7) 16.9 (2.9) 16.2 (2.6) 16.4 (2.7) 18.2 (3.3)
13 17.2 (3.3) 15.8 (2.0) 16.0 (2.4) 18.2 (3.6) 17.5 (2.7) 16.8 (2.5) 17.1 (2.6) 18.2 (2.7)
14 17.1 (3.3) 16.8 (2.5) 16.8 (2.7) 18.4 (3.8) 17.8 (2.7) 17.2 (2.7) 17.6 (2.7) 18.4 (2.8)
2005         
7 14.4 (2.0) 14.0 (1.5) 13.9 (1.4) 15.6 (2.8) 14.6 (3.1) 14.2 (1.7) 14.0 (1.6) 16.1 (4.2)
8 15.5 (2.4) 14.3 (1.9) 14.5 (2.0) 16.1 (2.6) 15.0 (2.3) 14.5 (1.8) 14.4 (1.7) 15.8 (2.5)
9 15.8 (2.5) 14.5 (2.0) 14.6 (1.9) 16.4 (2.7) 15.9 (2.6) 14.5 (1.6) 14.6 (1.7) 16.4 (2.7)
10 16.3 (2.8) 14.8 (1.9) 15.1 (2.1) 16.8 (2.9) 16.2 (2.8) 15.5 (2.6) 15.4 (2.5) 16.8 (2.9)
11 16.8 (2.9) 15.6 (2.5) 15.7 (2.4) 17.5 (3.1) 16.8 (3.0) 16.1 (2.4) 16.2 (2.6) 17.7 (3.2)
12 17.0 (3.2) 15.9 (2.6) 15.9 (2.5) 18.3 (3.7) 17.6 (3.1) 16.8 (2.6) 17.0 (2.8) 18.6 (3.1)
13 17.5 (3.1) 16.5 (2.5) 16.6 (2.6) 18.4 (3.3) 18.1 (2.9) 17.5 (2.6) 17.8 (2.7) 18.7 (2.9)
14 17.7 (2.9) 17.2 (2.5) 17.1 (2.4) 18.8 (3.3) 18.6 (3.2) 18.0 (2.9) 18.2 (3.0) 20.1 (3.6)
15 18.5 (3.3) 17.7 (2.1) 17.7 (2.5) 19.4 (3.5) 19.2 (2.9) 18.5 (2.7) 18.8 (2.8) 19.7 (3.0)
16 19.3 (3.6) 18.7 (2.6) 18.7 (2.8) 20.7 (4.2) 19.2 (2.9) 19.0 (3.6) 19.0 (3.1) 20.3 (2.6)
  1. Figures in parenthesis are standard deviations
  2. Govt- government schools