Table 2.

Association Between BMI in Childhood and Adulthood

Childhood BMI PercentilesAdult BMI (kg/m2)Total
<25
(Normal Weight)
25–29.9
(Overweight)
≥30
(Obese)
<50th (normal weight)950 (72)* 271 (21)96 (7)1317
50th–74th301 (47)205 (32)132 (21)638
75th–84th64 (29)79 (35)80 (36)223
85th–94th40 (16)84 (33)129 (51)253
≥95th (overweight)12 (6)30 (16)144 (77)186
Total13676695812617
  • * Values in parentheses represent row percentages. For example, of the 1317 normal-weight children, 7% (n = 96) became obese adults.