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percentile

[pər′sen‚tīl]
(statistics)
A value in the range of a set of data which separates the range into two groups so that a given percentage of the measures lies below this value.
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Using accepted conventions, we use "overweight" to describe those with [greater than or equal to] 95th percentile BMI for age and sex and "at risk for overweight" to describe those in the 85th to 95th percentile for age and sex (24).
* BMI value between the 85th and 95th percentiles is considered at risk for becoming overweight.
To find a substantial "hit" on taxpayers, he has to go all the way out to the 95th percentile (the 17 percent "hit" for districts in the 75th percentile fits our definition of a slight reduction).
A workstation that can actually be operated by 95%, 50%, or 5% of the population has to be built on appropriate dimensions for the 5th, 50th, or 95th percentile workspaces, respectively, It was shown previously that it is not possible to accurately determine the necessary percentile workspace using the conventional method.
For the vast majority of the 1,000 portfolios, the mean relative biases for the 95th percentile risk measures are between -0.10 and 0.10 (Chart 4a).
We established the 95th percentile TAT (which approximates the two-standard deviation mark in a normally distributed population) as a key benchmark for measuring our performance.
Students must perform in the top one-half of their high school class and/or score at or above the 95th percentile on the ACT or SAT.
30-day implied volatility up 9% to 26 and in the 95th percentile of the 52-week range ahead of earnings, 10/24.
At the 95th percentile, the production cost was about $10 per barrel.
* Prehypertension was defined as average Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) or Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) levels that are greater than or equal to 90th percentile but less than 95th percentile for gender age and height.
Body image was measured with the patients' perceived weight, and obesity was defined as body mass index greater than or equal to the 95th percentile using measured height and weight (J Affect Disord.
To investigate the association between the likelihood of DCP concentrations being above the 95th percentile and type of housing, we first conducted weighted logistic regressions using type of housing (single-unit house, apartment, mobile home/dormitory, attached home) as the independent variable and a dichotomous variable to indicate whether the DCP concentration was above or below the 95th percentile as the dependent variable.