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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of study cohort

From: Associations of pubertal stage and body mass index with cardiometabolic risk in Hong Kong Chinese children: A cross-sectional study

Characteristics Male (n = 828) Female (n = 1157)
Age (years) 12.9 (3.2) 13.6 (3.3)
Weight (kg) 46.6 (14.9) 43.5 (11.7)
Height (cm) 154.3 (17.1) 150.9 (13.0)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 19.1 (3.5) 18.7 (3.1)
Waist circumference (cm) 66.5 (9.9) 63.9 (7.9)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 113.6 (12.1) 107.1 (9.9)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 66.7 (8.7) 66.8 (8.0)
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.6 (0.3) 1.6 (0.3)
LDL-C (mmol/L) 2.1 (0.6) 2.2 (0.6)
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 0.7 (0.6 – 1.0) 0.7 (0.6 – 1.0)
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L) 4.8 (0.4) 4.7 (0.3)
Obesity statusψ   
Normal 623 (75.2 %) 968 (83.7 %)
Overweight 129 (15.6 %) 128 (11.1 %)
Obese 76 (9.2 %) 61 (5.3 %)
Puberty (Tanner stage)ψ   
1 205 (24.8 %) 178 (15.4 %)
2 177 (21.4 %) 151 (13.1 %)
3 129 (15.6 %) 219 (18.9 %)
4 284 (34.3 %) 464 (40.1 %)
5 33 (4.0 %) 145 (12.5 %)
  1. The cohort consisted of children aged 6–18 years who completed the pubertal assessment questionnaire
  2. Data marked with were presented as medians (interquartile ranges)
  3. Data marked withψ as frequencies (%), all others were presented as means (SD)
  4. Overweight: Body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 85th percentile and <95th percentile (age- and sex-specific)
  5. Obese : BMI ≥ 95th percentile (age- and sex-specific)
  6. HDL-C: High density lipoprotein cholesterol); LDL-C (Low density lipoprotein cholesterol)