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Table 3 Motor performance ability test items (Median and IQRa) of the total study sample stratified by BMIb group (IOTFc cutoffs)

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

Test items n Median (IQR) P*
One leg stand, floor contacts
 Normal weight 348 16.0 (7.0 to 30.0) 0.175
 Overweight/obesity 76 17.5 (9.0 to 30.0)
Standing long jump, cm
 Normal weight 348 86.5 (68.0 to 103.8) 0.513
 Overweight/obesity 76 83.0 (65.0 to 102.6)
Lateral jumping, jumps
 Normal weight 348 25.0 (19.0 to 31.0) 0.039
 Overweight/obesity 76 22.0 (14.0 to 29.0)
Shuttle run, s
 Normal weight 348 10.5 (9.3 to 12.3) 0.904
 Overweight/obesity 76 10.7 (9.2 to 12.0)
  1. *P < 0.05; Mann-Whitney U-Test of motor ability performance test items between the modified BMI groups; significance printed in bold type
  2. aIQR = Interquartile range
  3. bBMI=Body mass index
  4. cIOTF=International Obesity Task Force