U.S. Mainland Born

Puerto Rico Born

Age (Years)

Median BMI (N)

% > Reference 90th Percentile

Median BMI (N)

% > Reference 90th Percentile

Puerto Rican Males

2-5

16.0(110)

6.1

16.0(20)

7.1

6-11

16.8(153)

15.1

16.3(51)

16.7

12-18

20.8(191)

18.3

20.8(72)

17.3

Puerto Rican Females

2-5

16.1 (94)

5.7

15.8(32)

8.1

6-11

16.8 (171)

15.4

17.0(35)

8.9

12-18

21.1 (195)

19.8

22.2(74)

16.4

 

U.S. Born

Foreign Born

Age (years)

Median BMI (N)

% > Reference 90th Percentile

Median BMI (N)

% > Reference 90th Percentile

Cuban Males

2-5

16.2(27)

6.9

16.0(5)

3.4

6-11

18.4(42)

28.3

18.4(19)

27.5

12-18

20.1(39)

16.4

21.0(55)

8.1

Cuban Females

2-5

15.9(26)

10.1

15.2(2)

0

6-11

18.9(44)

25.5

16.4(15)

11.8

12-18

20.6(45)

7.5

20.6(35)

7.2



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