# What does 85th percentile mean for height?

## What does 85th percentile mean for height?

For example: If a boy’s height is in the 40th percentile and his weight is in the 85th percentile, this means he’s taller than 40% of kids his age, but weighs more than 85% of kids his age.

## How tall will a 95th percentile male be?

6 feet, 1 inch

Males were an average weight of 171 pounds (77.56 kg) and average height of 5 feet, 9 inches (175 cm). A 95th percentile male was 6 feet, 1 inch (185 cm) and 216 pounds (97.98 kg); a 5th percentile female was 5 feet (152 cm) and 110 pounds (49.9 kg).

**Is 85th centile good?**

A BMI above the 85th percentile means overweight, while children above the 95th percentile are considered obese, which increases their risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

**What does it mean to be in the 85 percentile?**

It shows the percentage of scores that a particular score surpassed. For example, if you score 75 points on a test, and are ranked in the 85 th percentile, it means that the score 75 is higher than 85% of the scores.

### What is 90th percentile male height?

An adult in the 90th percentile is about 6 feet 1 inch, but there’s a good chance your son will end up closer to the 5-feet-9-inch average for adult men—he’ll probably grow to about 6 feet even.

### What does 80th percentile in height mean?

Imagine that the height of a group of people is the set of data to study. If a height of 1.75 m is at P80 (80th percentile), it means that 80% of the people in the group are 1.75 or less. Comment.

**What does 80th percentile for height mean?**

**Why is the 85th percentile important?**

Traffic engineers use the 85th percentile speed as a standard to set the speed limit at a safe speed, minimizing crashes and promoting uniform traffic flow along a corridor.

## What is an 85th percentile?

The 85th percentile speed is defined as, “the speed at or below which 85 percent of all vehicles are observed to travel under free-flowing conditions past a monitored point.” Another way to consider this is the speed at which only 15% of traffic violate on average.

## What does 5th percentile mean on a height chart?

Similarly, the lowest red line, the 5 th percentile line, indicates the Height where only 5% of the male population is shorter. The red lines show “percentiles”. The thick red line in the middle is the 50 th percentile, which indicates that 50% of the population of Men have Height (or stature) taller than the line, and 50% are shorter.

**What is the average height for men between 18-24 years old?**

For the age ranges in the calculator the medians were: Male Age Median Height 18-24 5’9.29″ 25-29 5’9.53″ 30-34 5’9.92″ 35-39 5’9.3″

**What is the average height of a man in the US?**

Men in the United States 18 or older in 2016 were on average 5’9.2″. For the age ranges in the calculator the medians were: The remarkable thing about height is it’s roughly steady by age. People stop growing soon after puberty and usually measure a constant height (depending on time of day and if/how they’ve exercised).

### What are child height percentiles based on?

Child height percentiles are only available for U.S. citizens (based on CDC data). Newborns, toddlers, and infants data is based off WHO’s Child Growth Standards. The calculator supports feet and inches, meters and centimeters. How does my height compare to others? Who is the tallest man?