Table 2.

Percentage of Children Younger Than 3 Years Above the 95th Percentile of the Weight-for-Length Growth Reference, Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988 Through 1994)

ChildrenAge
<1 y, % (SE)1 and 2 y, % (SE)
Both sexes*10.3 (0.8)9.4 (0.8)
Boys*9.6 (1.2)7.5 (1.0)
 Non-Hispanic white9.1 (1.5)6.4 (1.2)
 Non-Hispanic black10.2 (3.5)8.9 (1.8)
 Mexican-American12.8 (3.1)13.0 (1.6)
Girls*11.0 (0.9)11.5 (1.2)
 Non-Hispanic white10.2 (1.2)8.4 (1.2)
 Non-Hispanic black15.0 (2.8)14.0 (2.4)
 Mexican-American15.5 (3.1)16.8 (2.9)
  • * Includes data for children from other racial/ethnic groups.