Growth Screens/BMI-for-age Percentiles by Health District and County (Grade K - 6)

This report documents 1) the total number of students in grades K - 6, 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 K - 6
Franklin County 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2012-2013
# of Students 10,403 10,601 10,681 11,429
BMI < 5th Percentile 196 208 224 218
Percentage 1.88% 1.96% 2.1% 1.91%
BMI 5th to 85th Percentile 6,694 7,003 7,130 7,334
Percentage 64.35% 66.06% 66.75% 64.17%
BMI > 85th to < 95th Percentile 1,461 1,460 1,421 1,791
Percentage 14.04% 13.77% 13.3% 15.67%
BMI > 95th Percentile 2,052 1,930 1,906 2,086
Percentage 19.73% 18.21% 17.84% 18.25%
South Central District Summary 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2012-2013
# of Students 131,303 129,052 132,812 130,908
BMI < 5th Percentile 3,201 2,479 3,352 4,156
Percentage 2.44% 2.7% 2.52% 3.17%
BMI 5th to 85th Percentile 86,445 84,610 87,122 75,900
Percentage 65.84% 65.56% 65.6% 57.98%
BMI > 85th to < 95th Percentile 19,828 19,254 20,103 30,045
Percentage 15.1% 14.92% 15.14% 22.95%
BMI > 95th Percentile 21,829 21,709 22,235 20,807
Percentage 16.62% 16.82% 16.74% 15.89%
Statewide Summary 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2012-2013
# of Students 979,048 975,692 975,256 932,829
BMI < 5th Percentile 22,946 24,082 25,777 30,465
Percentage 2.34% 2.47% 2.64% 3.27%
BMI 5th to 85th Percentile 593,567 635,273 631,685 544,496
Percentage 60.63% 65.11% 64.77% 58.37%
BMI > 85th to < 95th Percentile 147,835 152,314 155,115 204,830
Percentage 15.10% 15.61% 15.91% 21.96%
BMI > 95th Percentile 160,700 164,023 162,679 153,038
Percentage 16.41% 16.81% 16.68% 16.41%
Website Updated August 2016

Growth Screens/BMI-for-age Percentiles by Health District and County (Grade K - 6)

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