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Table 1 Characteristics of study population according to gender [mean (95% CI)]

From: Height-obesity relationship in school children in Sub-Saharan Africa: results of a cross-sectional study in Cameroon

Variables Girls Boys p -value
N = 270 N = 287
Age 8.9 (8.7 - 9.1) 9.0 (8.8 - 9.2) 0.400
Height (cm) 132.4 (131.0 - 134.1) 133.0 (131.6 - 134.4) 0.536
Height SDSa 0.01 (−0.16 - 0.18) −0.07 (−0.22 - 0.08) 0.494
Weight (kg) 30.8 (29.8 - 31.8) 30.8 (29.9 - 31.7) 0.998
Weight SDSa 0.13 (−0.01 - 0.27) 0.19 (0.07 - 0.31) 0.518
BMI (kg/m2) 17.2 (16.9 - 17.5) 17.1 (16.9 - 17.3) 0.478
BMI SDSa 0.19 (0.07 - 0.31) 0.38 (0.29 - 0.47) 0.015
WC (cm) 58.4 (57.7 - 59.1) 58.6 (58.0 - 59.2) 0.679
WC SDSb 0.51 (0.40 - 0.62) 0.36 (0.27 - 0.45) 0.039
  1. a, b,standard deviation scores (SDS) account for sex and age and differences represent values in this study relative to the WHO 2007 and UK 1990 growth reference data respectively. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; WC, waist circumference.