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Table 1 Socio-demographic Characteristics of the sample (n = 202)

From: Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its association with metabolic derangements among children with obesity

Socio-demographic characteristics Male (n = 143) Female (n = 59)
Number (%) Number (%)
Age 5–8 years 29 (20.3) 10 (16.9)
8-12 years 84 (58.7) 42 (71.2)
> 12 years 30 (21.0) 7 (11.9)
Ethnicity Sinhalese 115 (80.4) 34 (57.6)
Muslim 16 (11.2) 19 (32.2)
Tamil 12 (8.4) 6 (10.2)
Pubertal Statusa Pubertal 68 (48.2) 23 (39.0)
Pre-pubertal 73 (51.8) 36 (61.0)
Total 143 143 (70.8) 59 (29.2)
  1. aPubertal state was not recorded in 2 males due to practical difficulties