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Table 3 Body mass, height, BMI, BFP of adolescents according to sexual maturation

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

Gender Sexual maturation Height (cm) Body mass (kg) BMI (kg/m2) BFP
Boys Pre-pub. (n = 115) 149.4 ± 8.7 44.0 ± 12.2 19.4 ± 3.8 21.0 ± 9.3
Pub. (n = 2003) 156.8 ± 11.1 49.0 ± 13.0 19.6 ± 3.7 19.4 ± 8.3
Post-pub. (n = 17) 169.1‡§ ± 13.3 57.5 ± 142 19.8 ± 3.1 16.8 ± 8.4
Girls Pre-pub. (n = 116) 146.2 ± 8.9 38.4* ± 10.3 17.7* ± 3.5 18.5 ± 7.5
Pub. (n = 2364) 155.5* ± 7.7 49.1 ± 10.9 20.1* ± 3.6 21.9* ± 7.1
  Post-pub (n = 75) 158.5* ± 7.0 57.2‡§ ± 10.1 22.6*‡§ ± 3.3 26.0*‡§ ± 6.4
  1. *Significantly different (P < 0.05) between boys and girls in the same pubertal stage; Significantly different (P < 0.05) between the pre-pubescent and pubescent stages; Significantly different (P < 0.05) between the pre-pubescent and post-pubescent stages; §Significantly different (P < 0.05) between the pubescent and post-pubescent stages.
  2. Abbreviation: BMI Body mass index, BFP Body fat percentage, Pub Pubescent.