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percentile

 [per-sen´tīl]
any one of the 99 values that divide the range of a probability distribution or sample into 100 intervals of equal probability or frequency; for example, 45 per cent of a population scores below the 45th percentile.

per·cen·tile

(per-sen'tīl),
The rank position of an individual in a serial array of data, stated in terms of what percentage of the group the individual equals or exceeds.

percentile

the 100th part of a statistical distribution. A percentile rank of 80 indicates that 20% of the total number of cases scored above and 80% scored below in whatever characteristics were being studied.

per·cen·tile

(pĕr-sen'tīl)
The rank position of an individual in a serial array of data, stated in terms of what percentage of the group the individual equals or exceeds.

percentile

One of 100 equal parts in an ordered sequence of statistical data. Thus, for instance, the 93rd percentile is the value that equals 93% of those in the series. If a value in a range of values falls in the 20th percentile, there are 19 lower and 80 higher. The method is widely used to record and check such parameters as the extent of body growth at a particular age.

per·cen·tile

(pĕr-sen'tīl)
Rank position of an individual in a serial array of data, stated in terms of what percentage of the group the individual equals or exceeds.

percentile,

n the number in a frequency distribution below which a certain percentage of fees will fall. E.g., the ninetieth percentile is the number that divides the distribution of fees into the lower 90% and the upper 10%, or that fee level at which 90% of dental professionals charge that amount or less and 10% charge more.

percentile

1. one of 100 equal parts of a series of measurements, each group being of equal size, and arranged in order of their magnitude; the 20th percentile is the value in the series below which 20% of the values fall.
2. the dividing points between such groups.
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Table 4 does indeed show that the lower u is, the more end-wealth risk increases in the targeted-contribution plan: the volatility and 95th percentile of terminal deficits in the targeted-contribution plan increase with decreasing u.
We are not aware of currently developed nonparametric statistical quantile test procedures that allow testing of whether the 95th percentile estimates are significantly different between the 2 age groups.
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.
Recommendations have been made elsewhere that the BMI cutoff be at the 95th percentile (Ebbeling and others 1999).
Overweight: In adults, a BMI greater than 25; in children, a BMI between the 85th and 95th percentile for their age.
Their BMI is [greater than or equal to] 95th percentile for age.
For excess bandwidth usage, customers will be billed at a 90th percentile instead of at the current industry norm of the 95th percentile.
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.
It is the difference between the amount per student of the district at the 95th percentile and the district at the 5th percentile, divided by the amount for the district at the 5th percentile.
While the various domains overlap in their text difficulty, the 95th percentile of the high school texts is lower than the median Lexile measure of texts from other categories.