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Table 3 Age- and sex-specific waist circumference percentile values (cm) for Hong Kong Chinese children 6 to 18 y of age

From: Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio of Hong Kong Chinese children

    Percentiles
Sex Age n 3rd 5th 10th 25th 50th 75th 90th 95th 97th
Boys 6 402 43.8 44.8 46.2 49.0 52.5 57.1 63.4 67.3 73.0
  7 520 45.0 46.2 47.4 50.3 53.9 58.5 65.0 69.1 74.8
  8 572 46.2 47.5 48.7 51.6 55.3 60.0 66.6 70.9 76.6
  9 629 47.7 49.0 50.2 53.2 57.0 61.8 68.5 72.8 78.7
  10 627 49.3 50.6 51.9 55.0 58.8 63.8 70.6 74.9 81.1
  11 644 50.8 52.0 53.4 56.5 60.4 65.5 72.5 76.7 83.1
  12 729 52.0 53.3 54.6 57.8 61.8 66.9 74.0 78.3 84.7
  13 657 53.1 54.5 55.8 59.0 63.0 68.2 75.3 79.8 86.1
  14 632 54.3 55.7 57.0 60.3 64.3 69.6 76.8 81.3 87.7
  15 558 55.5 56.9 58.3 61.6 65.7 71.0 78.3 82.8 89.3
  16 579 56.7 58.1 59.4 62.8 66.9 72.3 79.6 84.1 90.7
  17 553 57.6 59.1 60.4 63.8 68.0 73.4 80.7 85.3 91.8
  18 370 58.4 60.0 61.2 64.6 68.8 74.2 81.6 86.3 92.7
Girls 6 377 43.3 44.2 45.2 47.5 50.3 53.8 58.4 61.5 64.9
  7 479 44.6 45.5 46.5 48.9 51.7 55.3 60.0 63.1 66.7
  8 504 45.9 46.9 47.9 50.3 53.2 56.8 61.6 64.8 68.5
  9 590 47.2 48.3 49.3 51.7 54.7 58.4 63.4 66.6 70.4
  10 584 48.6 49.7 50.7 53.2 56.2 60.1 65.1 68.4 72.4
  11 599 50.0 51.1 52.2 54.7 57.8 61.7 66.9 70.1 74.3
  12 750 51.3 52.3 53.4 56.0 59.2 63.1 68.4 71.7 76.0
  13 637 52.3 53.4 54.5 57.1 60.3 64.3 69.7 72.9 77.4
  14 656 53.0 54.2 55.3 57.9 61.1 65.2 70.6 73.8 78.4
  15 600 53.6 54.8 55.8 58.5 61.7 65.8 71.3 74.4 79.2
  16 640 54.0 55.2 56.2 58.9 62.2 66.3 71.8 74.8 79.7
  17 568 54.3 55.6 56.6 59.3 62.6 66.7 72.2 75.1 80.2
  18 386 54.6 55.9 56.9 59.6 62.9 67.1 72.6 75.4 80.6
  1. Age: completed age, e.g. 6 y = 6.00–6.99 y