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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the sample

From: Body mass index has a curvilinear relationship with the percentage of body fat among children

  N Mean SD
Height (cm) 359 139.1 10.1
Weight (Kg) 361 35.9 9.1
Body mass index (Kg/m 2 ) 359 18.2 2.8
Skinfold thickness (mm)    
Biceps 359 7.4 3.9
Triceps 360 11.5 4.8
Subscapular 359 8.9 5.5
Suprailiac 359 8.4 5.8
Calf 354 8.4 4.4
Percentage body fat    
Deurenberg equation 357 17.9 5.2
Dezenberg equation 360 23.0 5.3
Slaughter equation 1 354 15.6 6.4
Slaughter equation 2 359 18.5 7.0