Table 1

Height, Weight and BMI Measures a

Age 5

Age 7

Age 9


Height (cm)

111.3 ± 4.7

123.8 ± 5.4 δ

136.0 ± 6.2 ψ

Weight (kg)

19.8 ± 3.1

25.7 ± 5.2 δ

34.5 ± 8.4 ψ

BMI (kg/m2)

15.9 ± 1.6

16.6 ± 2.5 δ

18.5 ± 3.4 ψ

BMI-for-age percentile b

60.1 ± 26.9

59.2 ± 27.7

64.5 ± 27.2 δ

Percent Overweight c

20

21

31*


a Mean ± SD; values with different symbols are significantly different at p < 0.0001. b BMI-for-age percentiles were calculated using growth charts from the CDC [28]. c Overweight is defined as a BMI-for-age percentile ≥ 85% * Significant increase in prevalence from age 5 to age 9 (p < 0.001)

Mannino et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2004 1:5   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-1-5

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