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Table 1 Anthropometric mesurements of the schoolchildren

From: Vitamin D levels in schoolchildren: a cross-sectional study in Kuwait

Measurement Total (n = 199) Boys (n = 93) Girls (n = 106) p-value *
Median IQR Min Max Median IQR Min Max Median IQR Min Max
Age years 8.5 7.0–9.5 5.5 11.0 8.0 7.0–9.0 5.5 11.0 8.5 7.0–9.5 5.5 11.0 0.267
Weight kg 29.0 24.0–36.2 14.0 80.5 28.5 24.1–38.8 16.5 80.5 29.2 23.0–35.6 14.0 71.0 0.688
Height cm 128.0 121.0–135.0 29.3 158.5 128.0 120.3–133.0 29.3 153.0 128.5 121.9–135.1 99.0 158.5 0.326
BMI kg/cm2 17.7 15.6–21.0 12.7 36.3 18.1 15.9–21.7 12.9 36.3 17.7 15.4–19.8 12.7 31.7 0.212
Head circumference cm 53.0 52.0–54.0 35.0 58.0 53.0 52.0–54.0 35.0 58.0 53.0 51.0–54.0 49.0 58.0 0.108
Wrist cm 14.0 13.0–15.0 11.0 40.0 14.0 13.0–15.0 11.0 40.0 13.8 13.0–14.5 11.0 17.0 0.001
  1. * P-value indicates differences between boys and girls using Mann-Whitney U test