Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of the sample (mean ± standard deviation)
Boys Girls
6 to 10 years 11 to 14 years 15 to 19 years 6 to 10 years 11 to 14 years 15 to 19 years
Total sample (n) 369 256 184 340 248 211
Age (years) 8.2 ± 1.4 12.5 ± 1.0 17.0 ± 1.5 8.1 ± 1.3 12.3 ± 1.1 16.9 ± 0.1
Height (cm) 133.9 ± 10.4 158.9 ± 11.1 175.6 ± 7.6 131.6 ± 10.3 156.9 ± 7.8 166.2 ± 6.7
Weight (kg) 32.5 ± 9.4 52.1 ± 14.7 72.4 ± 18.1 29.9 ± 8.9 50.6 ± 11.6 62.5 ± 13.8
BMI (kg/m2) 17.8 ± 3.1 20.3 ± 3.9 23.4 ± 5.0 17.0 ± 3.1 20.4 ± 3.8 22.6 ± 4.4
Waist circumference (cm) 61.1 ± 9.8 70.6 ± 10.9 80.1 ± 12.9 57.9 ± 8.5 70.1 ± 10.0 75.4 ± 10.9
MVPA (average min·d-1) 69.4 ± 29.1 59.5 ± 29.4 53.1 ± 25.9 58.1 ± 22.6 47.2 ± 24.6 39.1 ± 23.0

BMI body mass index.

MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

Colley et al.

Colley et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:200   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-200

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