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Table 1 General characteristics of obese children and adolescents, according to gender

From: Body composition variables as predictors of NAFLD by ultrasound in obese children and adolescents

  Male Female p-value
  Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Age (years) 13.0 (6.0) 13.0(5.0) 0.888
Weight (kg) 84.4(80.6) 73.5(66.8) 0.001
Height (cm) 163.5(38.3) 159.7(35.3) 0.001
BMI (kg/cm 2 ) 31.2(19.8) 29.2(18.4) 0.002
WC (cm) 95.1(42.0) 85.5(45.0) 0.001
FM (kg) 36.8(44.9) 33.6(39.1) 0.035
TFM (kg) 17.2(21.1) 15.9(23.3) 0.055
IAAT (cm) 4.5(9.4) 3.3(7.8) 0.001
Categorical variable (n [%])    
NAFLD 30 (40%) 15 (21.4%) 0.016
  1. IQR = interquartile range; BMI = body mass index; WC = waist circumference; FM = fat mass; TFM = trunk fat mass; IAAT = intra-abdominal adipose tissue; NAFLD = non-alcoholic fat liver disease; NS = No significant.