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Table 1 Anthropometric measurements by age and gender of 1989 pupils from Ho Chi Minh City

From: High prevalence of overweight among adolescents in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Characteristics ≤ 11 yrs 12 yrs 13 yrs ≥ 14 yrs Total
   (Mean± SD) (Mean± SD) (Mean± SD) (Mean± SD)  
N Boys 193 227 326 201 947
Girls 190 301 332 219 1042
Weight (kg) Boys 42 ± 12 46 ± 11 51 ± 12 53 ± 12 48 ± 12
Girls 40 ± 9 44 ± 8 47 ± 8 46 ± 8 45 ± 8
Height (cm) Boys 145 ± 8 152 ± 8 158 ± 8 163 ± 8 155 ± 10
Girls 146 ± 7 152 ± 6 153 ± 6 154 ± 6 152 ± 7
BMI Boys 19.8 ± 3.8 19.9 ± 3.7 20.0 ± 4.0 19.7 ± 3.6 19.9 ± 3.8
(kg/m 2 ) Girls 18.5 ± 3.1 19.1 ± 2.7 19.9 ± 3.0 19.5 ± 2.9 19.3 ± 3.0
BMI z-score Boys 0.74 ± 1.42 0.50 ± 1.35 0.22 ± 1.42 −0.17 ± 1.31 0.31 ± 1.42
  Girls 0.13 ± 1.20 0.11 ± 1.03 0.09 ± 1.07 −0.31 ± 1.05 0.02 ± 1.09
  1. BMI z-score: z-score based on WHO 2007 reference values[17].