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Table 1 Children's characteristics

From: Weight status and gender-related differences in motor skills and in child care - based physical activity in young children

  Total sample Boys Girls P-value
n (%) 529 268 (51%) 261 (49%)  
Age (years) 3.4 ± 0.6 3.4 ± 0.6 3.4 ± 0.6 0.9
Weight (kg) 15.8 ± 2.2 15.9 ± 2.0 15.6 ± 2.3 0.08
Height (cm) 98.5 ± 6.2 98.8 ± 5.7 98.1 ± 6.7 0.1
Body mass index 16.2 ± 1.2 16.3 ± 1.2 16.2 ± 1.3 0.3
(kg/m2)     
Overweight 12.9 10.1 15.7 0.06
children (%)a     
  1. Values are means (± standard deviations), unless stated differently.
  2. a according to the International Obesity Task Force percentiles