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Table 2 Comparison of BMI between girls and boys without celiac disease (CD) and girls and boys with screening-detected celiac disease

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

Groups, n (%) No CD CD P-valuea
Girls 5932 (48.5) 137 (57.3)  
Age- and sex-adjusted BMI    
  <18.5 kg/m2 391 (6.6) 3 (2.2)  
  18.5-24.9 kg/m2 4376 (73.8) 115 (83.9)  
  ≥25 kg/m2 1165 (19.6) 19 (13.9) 0.02*
Boys 6295 (51.5) 102 (42.7)  
Age- and sex-adjusted BMI    
  <18.5 kg/m2 250 (4.0) 7 (6.9)  
  18.5-24.9 kg/m2 4530 (72.0) 81 (79.4)  
  ≥25 kg/m2 1515 (24.0) 14 (13.7) 0.03*
  1. aStatistical significance defined as P ≤ 0.05 and marked with *.