Table 3: Percentile distribution of anthropometric indicators of women by age group (SABE Survey, São Paulo, Brazil, 2000–2006).

Age groups (years) SDPercentiles
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BMI (kg/m2)
 2000
  60–69 29028.0a4.921.222.824.327.130.735.137.3
  70–79 24327.9a5.718.920.923.627.831.235.137.1
  ≥807526.4b4.918.419.223.526.130.432.433.5
 2006
  66–75 29027.6a5.120.121.224.126.930.634.436.1
  76–85 24326.7a5.718.820.022.626.330.334.636.1
  ≥867524.8b4.617.518.621.224.727.832.433.6
WC (cm)
 2000#
  60–69 29294.013.074.078.085.093.0102.0110.0115.0
  70–7924695.714.472.077.085.096.0106.0114.0118.0
  ≥807793.612.673.074.087.094.0102.0111.0115.0
 2006#
  66–75 29289.111.672.074.081.088.097.0104.0108.0
  76–8524689.112.670.073.080.089.097.0105.0110.0
  ≥86 7785.912.963.070.077.086.095.0105.0109.0
WHR
 2000#
  60–69 2920.900.080.760.780.830.900.961.001.02
  70–79 2440.910.080.790.810.850.910.971.011.04
  ≥80770.910.070.800.810.860.910.971.011.02
 2006
  66–752920.870.070.750.780.820.860.910.971.00
  76–852440.880.090.780.790.840.870.920.961.00
  ≥86770.870.080.750.780.820.870.910.951.03
AMC (cm)
 2000
  60–6929423.2a2.719.120.121.323.024.926.227.8
  70–7926022.8ab2.918.719.420.822.724.426.328.1
  ≥80#9322.0b2.317.618.720.722.123.824.625.8
 2006
  66–7529423.4a2.918.719.821.323.425.327.328.7
  76–8526022.8a3.717.318.620.322.424.827.230.7
  ≥86#9320.7b2.715.616.919.120.722.724.224.9
AMA (cm2) 
 2000
  60–6929436.9a10.822.525.629.735.542.848.155.0
  70–7926035.6a11.121.423.628.034.741.148.656.4
  ≥80#9332.5b8.018.221.227.532.338.441.746.6
 2006
  66–7529437.8a11.121.424.829.837.144.652.659.1
  76–85 26036.0a14.717.421.026.433.442.652.468.6
  ≥86#9328.3b8.712.916.322.727.734.640.142.9

BMI: body mass index; WC: waist circumference; WHR: waist-hip ratio; AMC: arm muscle circumference; AMA: arm muscle area; : mean values; SD: standard deviation.
Statistical differences among age groups, (equal superscript letters: no statistical differences between age groups; different superscript letters: statistical differences between age groups).
Statistical differences between genders.
#Statistical differences between 2000 and 2006.