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Table 2 Comparison of body fat percentages between boys and girls aged 10–15 years

From: Body fat percentiles of Brazilian adolescents according to age and sexual maturation: a cross-sectional study

  Boys Girls P
Age (years) n Mean (DP) Range n Mean (DP) Range  
10 93 20.92 (8.2) 6.0–51.3 117 20.7 (7.8) 8.1–48.2 0.88
11 457 20.20 (8.9) 4.6–58.9 527 20.2 (7.6) 4.3–58.8 0.99
12 532 19.82 (8.5) 4.4–57.2 667 21.5 (7.1) 6.7–48.9 <0.001
13 483 19.36 (8.5) 4.9–65.6 598 22.5 (7.1) 4.4–56.9 <0.001
14 323 18.16 (7.6) 4.7–50.9 400 23.4 (6.7) 7.5–51.2 <0.001
15 103 16.79 (6.0) 6.2–38.8 100 23.2 (5.3) 4.3–36.4 <0.001
  1. Abbreviation: DP, Standard deviation.