Table 1

Descriptive characteristics* of junior high school students in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 by gender

Boys

Girls

Total




(n = 284)

(n = 333)

(n = 617)




% or mean

% or mean

% or mean

(95% CI)

(95% CI)

(95% CI)


Age (years)

13.9

(13.6, 14.2)

14.0

(13.7, 14.3)

13.9

(13.7, 14.2)

Height (cm)

158.6

(156.3, 160.8)

154.4

(153.4, 155.3)

156.3

(154.8, 157.7)

Weight (kg)

50.9

(48.5, 53.3)

47.1

(45.6, 48.6)

48.8

(47.3, 50.3)

Sum of four skinfolds (cm)

52.7

(50.0, 55.6)

60.2

(57.8, 62.6)

55.95

(53.1, 58.8)

Waist circumference (cm)

68.8

(67.4, 70.1)

66.3

(64.9, 67.8)

67.4

(66.5, 68.4)

BMI (kg/m2)

19.7

(19.3, 20,1)

19.6

(19.2,19.9)

19.7

(19.4, 19.9)

Glucose (mmol/L)

4.79

(4.7, 4.9)

4.66

(4.6, 4.7)

4.72

(4.7, 4.8)

HDL-c (mmol/L)

1.40

(1.3, 1.4)

1.50

(1.4,1.5)

1.46

(1.40, 1.51)

LDL-c (mmol/L)

2.37

(2.3, 2.5)

2.37

(2.3, 2.4)

2.39

(2.3, 2.4)

Triglyceride (mmol/L)

1.17

(1.1, 1.2)

1.08

(1.0, 1.1)

1.12

(1.1, 1.2)

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)

118.8

(117.5, 120.2)

115.4

(114.0,116.7)

116.5

(115.1, 117.9)

Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)

73.6

(72.4,74.9)

71.5

(70.5, 72.6)

72.3

(70.7, 73.8)

Moderate and vigorous PA

(min/d)

68.0

(63.4, 72.7)

53.6

(50.2, 57.1)

60.3

(57.4, 63.2)

Maternal education

No schooling or incomplete primary school

7.2

(2.4, 11.9)

7.3

(2.6, 11.9)

6.7

(2.6, 10.8)

Incomplete junior high school

17.8

(12.0, 23.6)

2.0

(13.1, 27.6)

19.4

(13.9, 24.9)

Incomplete senior high school

19.9

(15.1, 24.7)

25.1

(19.5, 30.7)

22.5

(19.4, 25.6)

Complete senior high school or higher

55.1

(44.5, 65.7)

47.3

(36.0, 58.5)

51.3

(41.3, 61.4)

Pubertal status

Prepubescent

20.6

(12.7, 28.5)

11.7

(4.4, 19.1)

15.8

(9.4, 22.1)

Pubescent

78.4

(70.4, 86.5)

86.3

(79.3, 93.4)

82.7

(76.5, 89.0)

Postpubescent

0.9

(0.3, 2.0)

1.9

(0.3, 3.5)

1.5

(0.2, 2.8)

Economic status

Poorest (1st quintile)

20.6

(13.0, 28.2)

25.4

(18.0, 32.8)

25.4

(18.0, 32.8)

2nd quintile

20.2

(14.4, 21.6)

18.8

(12.8, 24.7)

18.8

(12.8, 24.7)

3rd quintile

13.3

(5.0, 21.6)

25.2

(16.7, 33.7)

25.2

(16.6, 33.7)

4th quintile

26.7

(17.8, 35.6)

12.6

(8.8, 16.4)

12.6

(8.8, 16.4)

Richest (5th quintile)

19.2

(10.5, 27.8)

18.0

(9.3, 26.7)

18.0

(9.3, 26.7)

Overweight/obesea

20.5

11.4

15.5

Yes

(13.4, 27.6)

(6.1, 16.7)

(11.6, 19.5)


*Demographic, socio-economic, nutritional characteristics, blood lipid profile and blood pressure

a Combined overweight and obese using IOTF cut-off values

Nguyen et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:141   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-141

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