Growth Screens/BMI-for-age Percentiles by Health District and County (Grade 7 - 12)

This report documents 1) the total number of students in grades 7-12, in public and private/non-public schools combined, who were weighed, measured, and for whom Body Mass Index (BMI) and BMI-for-Age Percentile was calculated, and 2) the number and percentage of these students who ranked in one of four percentile ranges. Reports are submitted by school districts, charter schools, and comprehensive vocational-technical schools

  • BMI < 5th Percentile: At risk for underweight
  • BMI 5th to 85th Percentile: Healthy weight
  • BMI > 85th to < 95th Percentile: Overweight (formerly At-Risk-for-Overweight)
  • BMI > or = to 95th Percentile: Obese (formerly Overweight)

GROWTH SCREENS/BMI-FOR-AGE PERCENTILES for Grade 7 - 12
Franklin County 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2012-2013
# of Students 8,545 8,325 8,388 9,152
BMI < 5th Percentile 146 148 150 136
Percentage 1.71% 1.78% 1.79% 1.49%
BMI 5th to 85th Percentile 5,674 5,417 5,347 4,914
Percentage 66.4% 65.07% 63.75% 53.69%
BMI > 85th to < 95th Percentile 1,083 1,097 1,185 1,939
Percentage 12.67% 13.18% 14.13% 21.19%
BMI > 95th Percentile 1,642 1,663 1,706 2,163
Percentage 19.22% 19.98% 20.34% 3.63%
South Central District Summary 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2012-2013
# of Students 113,032 109,939 108,101 103,076
BMI < 5th Percentile 2,175 2,806 2,981 3,259
Percentage 1.92% 2.55% 2.76% 3.16%
BMI 5th to 85th Percentile 72,455 69,226 68,033 55,027
Percentage 64.01% 62.97% 62.93% 53.38%
BMI > 85th to < 95th Percentile 17,529 17,292 17,151 24,807
Percentage 15.51% 15.73% 15.87% 24.07%
BMI > 95th Percentile 20,873 20,034 19,936 19,983
Percentage 18.47% 18.22% 18.44% 19.39%
Statewide Summary 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2012-2013
# of Students 839,298 844,461 828,433 788,803
BMI < 5th Percentile 17,486 19,098 19,185 22,506
Percentage 2.08% 2.26% 2.32% 2.85%
BMI 5th to 85th Percentile 540,575 533,480 526,904 450,634
Percentage 64.41% 63.17% 63.60% 57.13%
BMI > 85th to < 95th Percentile 137,139 137,323 136,129 173,996
Percentage 16.34% 16.26% 16.43% 22.06%
BMI> 95th Percentile 144,098 154,001 146,221 141,667
Percentage 17.17% 18.24% 17.65% 17.96%
Website Updated August 2016

Growth Screens/BMI-for-age Percentiles by Health District and County (Grade 7 - 12)

PADOH Bureau of Community Health Systems Division of School Health, <www.portal.state.pa.us>