Table 1

General characteristics of obese children and adolescents (n = 175)
  Variables Mean (SD) (95% CI) Median (P75-P25)
 Age (years) 11.1 (2.6) (10.7; 11.5) 11 (4)
 Weight (kg) 66.8 (19.2) (63.9; 69.7) 64.1 (25.3)
 Height (m) 1.50 (0.12) (1.48; 1.52) 1.50 (0.20)
 %BF 45.4 (5.2) (44.6; 46.2) 45 (7.2)
 TFM (kg) 13.8 (5.1) (13.1; 14.5) 13.4 (6.3)
 IAAT (cm) 4.35 (1.5) (4.13; 4.58) 4.1 (1.8)
 BMD (g/cm2) 1.04 (0.12) (1.03; 1.06) 1.03 (0.19)
Categorical Variables n (%) P
Gender 0.496
 Male 83 (47.4)
 Female 92 (52.6)
Pubertal stage 0.037
 Stage 1 70 (40)
 Stages 2-3 62 (35.4)
 Stages 4-5 43 (24.6)
Age 0.112
 6-10 years 77 (44)
 11-17 years 98 (56)

SD = standard-deviation; 95%CI = 95% confidence interval; %BF = percentage of body fatness; Trunk-BF = trunk body fatness; IAAT = intra-abdominal adipose tissue; BMD = bone mineral density; TFM = trunk fat mass.

Júnior et al.

Júnior et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:37   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-37

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