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Table 2 Characteristics of the schoolchildren

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

Variable Catagories Total (n = 199) Boys (n = 93) Girls (n = 106)
n % n % n %
Governorate Asma 45 22.6 17 18.3 28 26.4
Hawalli 26 13.1 10 10.8 16 15.1
Farwania 29 14.6 19 20.4 10 9.4
Mubarak Al-Kabir 41 20.6 27 29.0 14 13.2
Ahmedi 33 16.6 9 9.7 24 22.6
Jahara 25 12.6 11 11.8 14 13.2
Age years 5.5–6.49 10 5.0 5 5.4 5 4.7
6.5–7.49 41 20.6 19 20.4 22 20.8
7.5–8.49 45 22.6 25 26.9 20 18.9
8.5–9.49 52 26.1 25 26.9 27 25.5
9.5–10.49 38 19.1 13 14.0 25 23.6
10.5–11.0 13 6.5 6 6.5 7 6.6
Obesity index non 113.0 56.8 49.0 52.7 64.0 60.4
overweight 49.0 24.6 22.0 23.7 27.0 25.5
obese 37.0 18.6 22.0 23.7 15.0 14.2
Skin color light 65 32.7 25 26.9 40 37.7
medium 117 58.8 57 61.3 60 56.6
dark 17 8.5 11 11.8 6 5.7
Sun exposure up to 5 min 99 49.70 41 44.1 58 54.7
up to 15 min 40 20.10 16 17.2 24 22.6
up to 30 min 60 30.20 36 38.7 24 22.6
Physical activity rarely 41 20.60 12 12.9 29 27.4
weekly 53 26.60 27 26.6 26 24.5
daily 105 52.80 54 58.1 51 48.1