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Table 2 Anthropometric characteristics of children and youth categorized as overweight/obese (OW/OB) and severely obese (SO)

From: Characterizing severe obesity in children and youth referred for weight management

  OW/OB SO p-value
Age (y) 12.8 ± 2.8 12.3 ± 2.9 0.07
  (n = 184) (n = 161)  
Height (cm) 155.9 ± 13.0 157.9 ± 14.5 0.2
  (n = 184) (n = 161)  
Weight (kg) 71.2 ± 19.8 94.4 ± 29.3 <0.001
  (n = 184) (n = 161)  
BMI (kg/m2) 28.7 ± 4.1 36.9 ± 6.7 <0.001
  (n = 184) (n = 161)  
BMI Percentile 97.1 ± 2.3 99.5 ± 0.2 <0.001
  (n = 184) (n = 161)  
BMI Z-Score 2.0 ± 0.3 2.6 ± 0.2 <0.001
  (n = 184) (n = 161)  
Waist Circumference (cm) 88.0 ± 11.0 104.6 ± 15.6 <0.001
  (n = 184) (n = 153)  
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation. BMI (body mass index).
  2. Note: Sample sizes vary variable-to-variable because of an incomplete dataset.