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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics (Mean ± SDa) of the total study sample stratified by gender

From: Beyond BMI: waist circumference and social environment is associated with motor performance ability in kindergartners

Item Boys Girls Total
N 243 191 434
Age 4.8 ± 1.0 5.0 ± 1.0 4.9 ± 1.0
Height, cm 109.8 ± 7.8 110.5 ± 8.5 110.1 ± 8.3
Height SDS 0.5 ± 1.1 0.4 ± 1.0 0.4 ± 1.0
Weight, kg 19.6 ± 3.8 19.4 ± 3.5 19.5 ± 3.7
Weight SDS 0.5 ± 1.1 0.3 ± 0.9 0.4 ± 1.0
BMI, kg/m2 16.2 ± 1.6 15.8 ± 1.4 16.0 ± 1.5
BMI SDS 0.3 ± 1.2 0.1 ± 0.9 0.2 ± 1.0
Waist circumference, cm 53.3 ± 4.2 52.6 ± 3.6 53.0 ± 4.0
Waist circumference SDS 0.4 ± 1.1 0.4 ± 0.9 0.4 ± 1.0
Thinness grade I, % (n)b 4.9 (12) 6.3 (12) 5.5 (24)
Normal weight, % (n) 72.8 (177) 81.2 (155) 76.5 (332)
Overweight, % (n) 15.6 (38) 11.0 (21) 13.7 (59)
Obese, % (n) 6.6 (16) 1.6 (3) 4.4 (19)
  1. aSD = Standard deviation
  2. bThinness grade I-III were combined into one single thinness grade I due to small sample size