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Table 1 Height, Weight and BMI Measures a

From: The quality of girls' diets declines and tracks across middle childhood

  Age 5 Age 7 Age 9
Height (cm) 111.3 ± 4.7 123.8 ± 5.4 δ 136.0 ± 6.2 ψ
Weight (kg) 19.8 ± 3.1 25.7 ± 5.2 δ 34.5 ± 8.4 ψ
BMI (kg/m2) 15.9 ± 1.6 16.6 ± 2.5 δ 18.5 ± 3.4 ψ
BMI-for-age percentile b 60.1 ± 26.9 59.2 ± 27.7 64.5 ± 27.2 δ
Percent Overweight c 20 21 31*
  1. a Mean ± SD; values with different symbols are significantly different at p < 0.0001. b BMI-for-age percentiles were calculated using growth charts from the CDC [28]. c Overweight is defined as a BMI-for-age percentile ≥ 85% * Significant increase in prevalence from age 5 to age 9 (p < 0.001)