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Table 1 Summary of descriptive statistics of study participants characteristics of non-obese and obese samples

From: Differential genome-wide DNA methylation patterns in childhood obesity

  Non-obese sample (N = 26) Obese sample (N = 5) t (df); p-value
Mean Std. deviation Mean Std. deviation
Children
 Waist-to-height ratio 0.430 0.028 0.551 0.073 t(3.157) = − 3.292; 0.043
 Skinfolds-sum 44.029 14.478 85.067 12.615 t(26) = − 5.854; < 0.001
 BMI 20.423 2.238 31.449 3.743 t(29) = − 9.030; < 0.001
PNMS
 Objective hardship 11.039 4.219 12.200 4.764 t(29) = − 0.553; 0.584
 Subjective distress 9.454 9.639 5.800 3.768 t(29) = 0.826; 0.416
Children’s birth characteristics
 Birth weight (g) 3362.040 714.620 3708.522 105.164 t(27.541) = − 2.303; 0.029
 Birth length (cm) 50.716 3.512 50.500 1.581 t(28) = 0.133; 0.895
 Ponderal index at birth 25.860 3.483 28.991 2.928 t(28) = − 1.875; 0.071