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Table 3 Comparison of the body fat (BMI and WC) of young university students of both sexes by percentile during 2007, 2010, and 2013

From: Changes in abdominal obesity in Chilean university students stratified by body mass index

Years n   BMI (kg/m2)   WC (cm)
Centiles
5 15 50 85 95 5 15 50 85 95
Males
 2007 373 20.0 21.0 24.0 27.6 30.9 71.0 75.0 83.0 90.0 100.1
 2010 252 20.0 21.0 23.7 26.8 29.5 71.0 75.0 82.0 90.0 100.3
 2013 153 20.0 21.0 23.9 28.7 33.2 76.0 80.0 88.0 99.0 109.3
 a) Log 2007/2010 -- 0.0 0.0 −0.5 −1.3 −2.0 0.0 0.0 −0.5 0.0 0.1
 b) Log 2007/2013 -- 0.0 0.0 −0.2 1.7 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.5 4.1 3,8
 c) Log 2010/2013 -- 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.0 5.1 3.0 2.8 3.1 4.1 3,7
Females
 2007 314 19.0 20.3 22.7 25.6 27.9 64.0 68.0 75.0 85.0 90.0
 2010 328 19.0 20.0 22.2 26.0 30.4 64.8 68.0 75.1 86.0 93.3
 2013 178 19.0 20.5 23.3 27.0 31.5 69.0 73.0 82.5 93.2 103.1
 a) Log 2007/2010 -- 0.0 −0.6 −1.0 0.7 3.7 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.5 1.6
 b) Log 2007/2013 -- 0.0 0.4 1.1 2.3 5.3 3.3 3.1 4.1 4.0 5.9
 c) Log 2010/2013 -- 0.0 1.1 2.1 1.6 1.5 2.7 3.1 4.1 3.5 4.3
  1. Log logarithm, a = 100 log(percentile of 2007 /calculated percentile 2010), b = 100 log(percentile of 2007 /calculated percentile 2013), c = 100 log(percentile of 2010 /calculated percentile 2013)