Table 1

Subject characteristics (n = 2906)
Variable Male Female
Number of participants 1400 1506
Age (yr) 16.7 ± 1.1 16.5 ± 1.1 a
Weight (kg) 70.0 ± 20.5 57.9 ± 15.5 a
Height (cm) 168.4 ± 7.2 156.7 ± 5.9 a
BMI (kg/m2) 24.6 ± 6.7 23.6 ± 6.1 a
WC (cm) 79.7 ± 15.4 74.2 ±13.1 a
Overweight and obesity (%) 43.6 34.8 b

Data are means ± standard deviation.

ap < 0.05 vs males (t-test for independent samples).

bp < 0.01 vs males (t-test for proportions).

BMI = body mass index; WC = waist circumference.

Al-Hazzaa et al.

Al-Hazzaa et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:354   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-354

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