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Table 1 Differences in the descriptive statistics for overlapping mean ages#

From: Development and tracking of central patterns of subcutaneous fat of rural South African youth: Ellisras longitudinal study

Variables Overlapping Mean age* Triceps Biceps Subscapular Suprailiac
Boys
PRS 7.9 5.8 4.4 4.8 3.8
PMS 8.1 6.7 4.1 5.3 4.0
P-value   0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
PRS 8.5 5.4 4.2 4.6 3.8
PMS 8.5 5.8 3.9 5.3 3.8
P-value   0.000 0.001 0.000 0.729
PRS 8.9 5.8 4.4 5.0 4.2
PMS 9.1 6.9 4.2 5.7 5.2
P-value   0.008 0.000 0.000 0.000
PRS 9.9 6.2 5.0 5.5 4.5
PMS 9.6 6.5 3.7 5.4 3.9
P-value   0.064 0.003 0.006 0.345
PRS 10.9 6.5 3.9 5.8 4.4
PMS 10.6 8.0 5.1 6.0 5.2
P-value   0.186 0.323 0.913 0.010
PRS 11.5 6.2 4.6 5.5 4.8
PMS 11.6 7.0 4.2 5.6 4.8
P-value   0.445 0.054 0.378 0.018
Girls
PRS 7.9 7.0 5.2 5.6 4.4
PMS 8.1 7.8 5.7 6.5 5.2
P-value   0.840 0.020 0.675 0.783
PRS 8.5 6.4 4.9 5.2 4.4
PMS 8.5 7.3 5.5 6.0 4.9
P-value   0.008 0.969 0.338 0.137
PRS 8.9 7.2 5.3 5.7 4.9
PMS 9.1 8.1 5.0 6.6 6.2
P-value   0.452 0.064 0.002 0.001
PRS 9.9 7.6 5.9 6.4 5.4
PMS 9.6 8.6 5.3 6.9 5.8
P-value   0.003 0.662 0.041 0.000
PRS 10.9 8.8 6.4 7.4 6.6
PMS 10.6 9.5 6.2 6.9 5.9
P-value   0.611 0.119 0.831 0.550
PRS 11.5 8.3 6.0 6.8 5.9
PMS 11.6 8.2 5.2 6.5 5.7
P-value   0.762 0.193 0.188 0.482
  1. PRS = Preschool, PMS = Primary school, * in years
  2. # Fat pattern variables of Preschool (7.9 to 11.5 years) and primary school children (8.1 to 11.6 years) of Ellisras rural children