Skip to main content

Table 2 Accurate MPCW by words

From: Study protocol: intervention in maternal perception of preschoolers’ weight among Mexican and Mexican-American mothers

Children’s actual weight status by BMI percentile MPCW by words
Malnutrition (<  3 percentile) Low weight (≥ 3 and < 15 percentile) “underweight” or “a little underweight”
Normal weight (≥ 15 and < 85 percentile), “Normal weight”
Overweight (≥ 85 but < 97 percentile) “A little overweight”
Obese (≥ 97) “Overweight”