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Table 1 Anthropometric characteristics of the subjects divided into tertiles by age.

From: Sugar-sweetened carbonated beverage consumption correlates with BMI, waist circumference, and poor dietary choices in school children

   10 - 13 Years 14 - 16 Years 17 - 19 Years Total
BMI Percentile Groups Males
n
Females
n
Total Males
n
Females
n
Total Males
n
Females
n
Total n = 9433
   % %   % %   % %   
[1] < 5th percentile 189 100 289 178 98 276 132 102 234 799
   10.0 6.9   10.1 5.9   9.7 8.0   
[2] ≥ 5th &<85th percentile 1020 889 1909 840 999 1839 651 782 1433 5181
   53.8 60.9   47.5 60.1   47.6 61.1   
[3] ≥ 85th &<95th percentile 293 225 518 253 285 538 178 226 404 1460
   15.5 15.4   14.3 17.2   13.0 17.7   
[4] ≥ 95th percentile 394 245 639 499 279 778 406 170 576 1993
   20.8 16.8   28.2 16.8   29.7 13.3   
   10 - 13 Years 14 - 16 Years 17 - 19 Years Total
Waist Circumference Groups Males
n
Females
n
Total Males
n
Females
n
Total Males
n
Females
n
Total n = 9433
   % %   % %   % %   
[1] ≤ 10thpercentile 495 394 889 318 527 845 213 608 821 2555
   26.1 27.0   18.0 31.7   15.6 47.5   
[2] >10th&75th percentile 831 733 1564 802 863 1665 669 541 1210 4439
   43.8 50.2   45.3 52.0   48.9 42.3   
[3] ≥ 75th&90th percentile 314 233 547 408 187 595 317 107 424 1566
   16.6 16.0   23.1 11.3   23.2 8.4   
[4] ≥ 90th percentile 256 99 355 242 84 326 168 24 192 873
   13.5 6.8   13.7 5.1   12.3 1.9