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Table 1 Comparison of BMI, weight and height between children without celiac disease (CD) and children with screening-detected celiac disease

From: Body mass index is not a reliable tool in predicting celiac disease in children

Groups, n (%) No CD n = 12,227 CD n = 239 P-valuea
Girls, n (%) 5932 (48.5) 137 (57.3)  
Age-and sex-adjusted BMI, n (%)    
  <18.5 kg/m2 641 (5.2) 10 (4.2)  
  18.5-24.9 kg/m2 8906 (72.8) 196 (82.0)  
  ≥25 kg/m2 2680 (21.9) 33 (13.8) 0.01*
BMI (kg/m2) median (IQR)    
  All 18.8 (3.85) 18.6 (3.15) 0.05*
  Girls 18.8 (3.84) 18.6 (3.37) 0.22
  Boys 18.8 (3.88) 18.6 (2.67) 0.13
Weight (kg) median (IQR)    
  All 47.0 (13.3) 45.2 (12.0) 0.01*
  Girls 47.1 (12.9) 44.9 (13.0) 0.07
  Boys 47.0 (13.6) 46.2 (11.0) 0.09
Height (cm) median (IQR)    
  All 157.5 (11.0) 156.5 (11.0) 0.04*
  Girls 158.0 (9.9) 156.0 (10.4) 0.04*
  Boys 157.0 (11.2) 157.0 (12.6) 0.32
  1. aStatistical significance defined as P ≤ 0.05 and marked with *.