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Table 1 Characteristics of children and adolescents aged 8 to 14 years

From: Influence of sexual maturation status on the relationship between body adiposity indicators and age: a cross-sectional study

Variables studied Boys (n = 1285) Girls (n = 1408) P
Number of participants (CI 95%)
Child’s overweightb 448 (402–496) 352 (308–460) < 0.001
Classification of sexual maturation a 0.940
Precocious 425 (375–478) 458 (403–517)
Late 413 (364–469) 460 (425–498)
Overweight motherb 388 (301–487) 456 (398–518) 0.368
Weight at birth (g) b < 0.001
< 2500 71 (46–105) 118 (100–141)
> 4000 190 (166–218) 110 (77–142)
Variables studied Boys (n = 1285) Girls (n = 1408) P
Median (CI 95%)
Age (years)b 11.9 (11.7–12.1) 12.0 (11.8–12.1) 0.419
  1. aRao-Scott test for qualitative variables
  2. bMann–Whitney test for quantitative variables