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Table 1 Characteristics of the weighted analyzed sample (n = 1,913), mean (95% CI) by weight category, age group, and sex. (Source: 2009–2011 Canadian health measures survey)

From: Creation of a reference dataset of neck sizes in children: standardizing a potential new tool for prediction of obesity-associated diseases?

  6 to 10 years 11 to 14 years 15 to 17 years All ages
  Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females
  Healthy weight
Sample size 306 328 240 240 152 143 698 711
Age (yr) 7.9 (7.7 – 8.2) 8.1 (7.8 – 8.3) 12.6 (12.3 – 12.9) 12.4 (12.2 – 12.6) 15.8 (15.7 – 16) 16 (15.7 – 16.2) 11.9 (11.5 – 12.3) 11.7 (11.5 – 11.9)
Height (cm) 130.7 (128.6 – 132.8) 131 (129.2 – 132.8) 157.6 (153.3 – 161.9) 154.9 (153.2 – 156.5) 174.2 (171.7 – 176.7) 163.3 (161.7 – 164.9) 152.7 (149.4 – 156.1) 147.8 (146.3 – 149.4)
Weight (kg) 27.8 (26.5 – 29) 28 (26.7 – 29.3) 46.1 (42.6 – 49.5) 44.7 (43.3 – 46.1) 62.9 (60.7 – 65) 55.5 (53.6 – 57.4) 44.4 (42 – 46.8) 41.1 (39.8 – 42.5)
Waist circumference (cm) 56.6 (55.3 – 57.9) 56.4 (55.2 – 57.6) 66.2 (64.3 – 68.1) 65.6 (64.6 – 66.7) 72.7 (71.3 – 74.2) 71.7 (69.9 – 73.5) 64.7 (63.5 – 65.8) 63.7 (62.6 – 64.8)
Body mass index (kg · m-2) 16.1 (15.7 – 16.6) 16.1 (15.8 – 16.5) 18.2 (17.6 – 18.7) 18.5 (18.1 – 19) 20.6 (20.2 – 21.1) 20.8 (20.3 – 21.3) 18.2 (17.9 – 18.5) 18.2 (17.9 – 18.5)
Neck circumference (cm) 26.8 (26.4 – 27.2) 26 (25.8 – 26.2) 30.8 (30.1 – 31.4) 28.9 (28.6 – 29.1) 34.7 (34.3 – 35.1) 30.4 (30.1 – 30.6) 30.5 (30–31) 28.2 (28 – 28.4)
  Overweight/obese
Sample size 123 100 90 81 66 44 279 225
Age (yr) 8.3 (7.7 – 8.8) 8.3 (8 – 8.5) 12.3 (12.1 – 12.6) 12.7 (12.4 – 13) 16.1 (15.7 – 16.5) 15.8 (15.5 – 16.1) 11.5 (10.6 – 12.3) 12.2 (11.5 – 12.9)
Height (cm) 135.5 (130.8 – 140.3) 136 (134.6 – 137.3) 162 (159.3 – 164.7) 161 (157.8 – 164.1) 175.2 (172.2 – 178.1) 163.4 (158.2 – 168.6) 153.7 (148.4 – 159) 153.8 (150.5 – 157.2)
Weight (kg) 42.4 (37.9 – 46.9) 40.2 (38.5 – 41.8) 68.4 (63 – 73.9) 65.6 (63.7 – 67.6) 88.6 (81.9 – 95.3) 80.4 (71.9 – 88.9) 62.1 (56.1 – 68.1) 61.7 (57.7 – 65.8)
Waist circumference (cm) 73.2 (68.6 – 77.9) 71.4 (69 – 73.9) 86.1 (82 – 90.3) 83 (81 – 84.9) 94.7 (91.2 – 98.2) 91.6 (86.3 – 96.9) 82.6 (79.4 – 85.8) 81.7 (79.5 – 84)
Body mass index (kg · m-2) 22.7 (21.5 – 23.9) 21.5 (20.6 – 22.3) 25.8 (24.4 – 27.1) 25.3 (24.5 – 26) 28.9 (27.2 – 30.5) 29.9 (28.4 – 31.5) 25.2 (24.2 – 26.2) 25.4 (24.5 – 26.3)
Neck circumference (cm) 29.9 (28.9 – 30.9) 28.4 (28–28.8) 33.9 (32.6 – 35.2) 32.5 (32.1 – 33) 38.4 (37.3 – 39.6) 33.8 (32.7 – 34.9) 33.3 (32.1 – 34.5) 31.6 (30.9 – 32.3)
  1. Significantly different from estimate for the Healthy group for the same age group and sex (p < 0.0001).