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## per·cen·tile

(pər-sĕn′tīl′) Statistics
n.
1. Any of the groups that result when a frequency distribution is divided into 100 groups of equal size.
2. Any of the values that separate each of these groups.

## percentile

(pəˈsɛntaɪl)
n
(Statistics) one of 99 actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into 100 groups with equal frequencies; the 90th percentile is the value of a variable such that 90% of the relevant population is below that value. Also called: centile

## per•cen•tile

(pərˈsɛn taɪl, -tɪl)

n.
one of the values of a statistical variable that divides the distribution of the variable into 100 groups having equal frequencies: Ninety percent of the values lie at or below the ninetieth percentile, ten percent above it.
[1880–85]

## per·cen·tile

(pər-sĕn′tīl′)
Any of the 100 equal parts into which the range of the values of a set of data can be divided in order to show the distribution of those values. The percentile of a given value is determined by the percentage of the values that are smaller than that value. For example, a test score that is higher than 95 percent of the other scores is in the 95th percentile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 percentile - (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the totalcentilemark, score, grade - a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); "she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework?"statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
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[pəˈsentaɪl] N

## percentile

nProzent nt; he’s in the ninetieth percentile for reading and mathsin Lesen und Rechnen gehört er zu den besten zehn Prozent

## percentile

[pəˈsɛntaɪl] n
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Obese children are those with a BMI above the 95th percentile.
Obese refers to children and adolescents who have a body mass index at or above the 95th percentile for their gender and age.
The following month, a sonogram indicated an estimated fetal weight in the 95th percentile and macrosomia.
Highly statistically significant differences were seen between the two groups in the proportions--adjusted for age and race/ethnicity--who had hypertension, defined as systolic or diastolic blood pressure in the 95th percentile or greater for age, sex, height, or medication (27% in the type 2 group vs.
Traditional weight-for-height growth charts classify overweight children as those over the 95th percentile. Obesity refers to excess adiposity rather than excess weight, and body mass index (BMI) is a surrogate for adiposity.
A coalition led by the American Medical Association has released recommendations on addressing overweight and obesity in children, including classifying children as "obese" if their body mass index is greater than the 95th percentile for their age.
Overweight: In adults, a BMI greater than 25; in children, a BMI between the 85th and 95th percentile for their age.
During the past five years, the percentage of overweight children - those with a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile - has hovered between 17 percent and 21 percent.
For severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the required lag would be on the order of 15 days (95th percentile of the distribution of the generation interval described by Lipsitch et al.) (3).
Since the mid-1970s, real income growth for households at the 95th percentile of the distribution has grown at a pace near y 3 1/2 times that of households at the 20th percentile.

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