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Table 4 Motor performance ability test items (Median and IQRa) of the total study sample stratified by age and gender specific WCb groupsc

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
 No risk <(90th percentile) 375 16.0 (7.0 to 30.0) 0.014
 High risk of having MCRF (90th - <97th percentile) 49 26.0 (11.5 to 30.0)
Standing long jump, cm
 No risk <(90th percentile) 375 87.0 (69.0 to 105.0) 0.008
 High risk of having MCRF (90th - <97th percentile) 49 76.0 (56.0 to 91.0)
Lateral jumping, jumps
 No risk <(90th percentile) 375 25.0 (19.0 to 31.0) 0.003
 High risk of having MCRF (90th - <97th percentile) 49 20.0 (14.5 to 25.5)
Shuttle run, s
 No risk <(90th percentile) 375 10.5 (9.3 to 12.2) 0.126
 High risk of having MCRF (90th - <97th percentile) 49 11.1 (10.0 to 12.1)
  1. *P < 0.05; Mann-Whitney U-Test of motor ability performance test items between the different WC groups; significance printed in bold type
  2. aIQR = Interquartile range
  3. bWC = waist circumference
  4. cModified WC groups were conducted according to Schandt et al. (2008)