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Table 2 Anthropometric measurements by age, sex and survey year in the study population aged 6–19 years, Lebanon 1997-2009

From: Trends in overweight and obesity in Lebanon: evidence from two national cross-sectional surveys (1997 and 2009)

  Mean ± SD
Males Females
1997 2009 1997 2009
Ages 6–19 years
 6-9 yrs     
 Weight, mean (Kg) 25.87 ± 6.63 29.61 ± 9.51 25.73 ± 7.86 28.85 ± 7.76
 Height, mean (cm) 124.52 ± 9.33 128.44 ± 10.43 124.13 ± 10.40 127.50 ± 10.10
 BMI, mean (kg/m2 ) 16.48 ± 2.55 17.58 ± 3.45 16.51 ± 3.78 17.52 ± 2.90
  5th percentile 13.71 13.87 13.14 13.90
  10th percentile 14.08 14.29 13.98 14.61
  85th percentile 20.59 21.02 20.12 20.79
  95th percentile -- 24.61 -- 23.26
 10-19 yrs
 Weight, mean (Kg) 52.39 ± 17.98a 68.54 ± 18.17a 50.14 ± 11.56b 57.23 ± 12.17b
 Height, mean (cm) 157.49 ± 16.14a 169.49 ± 11.25a 155.72 ± 10.06b 160.14 ± 8.45b
 BMI, mean (kg/m2 ) 20.51 ± 4.28a 23.49 ± 4.94a 20.47 ± 3.49b 22.19 ± 4.02b
  5th percentile 14.91 17.31 15.55 17.23
  10th percentile 15.54 18.00 16.23 17.68
  85th percentile 25.25 28.50 23.92 25.98
  95th percentile 31.81 33.61 27.33 29.85
 Total
 Weight, mean (Kg) 44.84 ± 19.68a 63.84 ± 21.50a 41.38 ± 15.68b 54.29 ± 14.63b
 Height, mean (cm) 148.10 ± 20.85a 164.49 ± 17.45a 144.39 ± 18.32b 156.72 ± 13.21b
 BMI, mean (kg/m2 ) 19.36 ± 4.25a 22.77 ± 5.16a 19.05 ± 4.04b 21.70 ± 4.17b
  5th percentile 14.24 15.65 14.05 15.80
  10th percentile 14.92 16.69 14.61 17.22
  85th percentile 24.09 27.74 23.23 25.78
  95th percentile 29.06 32.83 26.48 29.11
  1. ab Mean values with the same superscripts are significantly different between the two surveys at p < 0.05.