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Table 1 Demographic, anthropometric and clinical characteristics of the study sample at baseline

From: Results of a referral-based weight management program targeted toward children aged 2 to 6 years with obesity or severe obesity

 CombinedMaleFemaleP-value
N (% Hispanic)55 (65%)24 (58%)31 (71%)0.328
Age, yrs4.5 ± 1.34.7 ± 1.44.3 ± 1.30.256
Height, cm107.6 ± 11.0109.5 ± 11.1106.2 ± 10.90.279
Weight, kg26.4 ± 8.127.7 ± 8.725.4 ± 7.60.309
BMI, kg/m222.3 ± 3.322.5 ± 3.422.1 ± 3.20.600
%BMIp95121.4 ± 18.2123.6 ± 19.7119.8 ± 17.10.445
% with obesity 156.4%50.0%61.3%0.402
SBP, mmHg104.9 ± 9.1105.8 ± 9.9104.2 ± 8.60.523
% ≥ 90th percentile53.7%60.9%48.4%0.363
CHOL, mg/dL162.8 ± 31.3165.9 ± 36.7160.3 ± 26.40.556
% ≥ 200 mg/dL8.7%9.5%8.0%0.855
LDL, mg/dL93.7 ± 30.596.6 ± 37.691.2 ± 23.10.562
% ≥ 130 mg/dL6.7%9.5%4.2%0.472
TG, mg/dL122.1 ± 88.9110.9 ± 74.1131.4 ± 100.20.441
% ≥ 100 mg/dL54.3%42.9%64.0%0.152
FNPA score56.7 ± 7.558.1 ± 6.755.2 ± 8.10.197
  1. Values reported as frequencies, percentages (%) or mean ± SD
  2. 1Percentage of the sample classified as obese (≥ 100% of 95th BMI percentile). The remaining percentage was severely obese (≥ 120% of 95th BMI percentile)
  3. BMI body mass index
  4. SBP systolic blood pressure (N = 54, 43% male; 67% Hispanic)
  5. CHOL cholesterol (N = 46; 46% male; 72% Hispanic)
  6. LDL low density lipoprotein (N = 45; 47% male; 71% Hispanic)
  7. TG triglyceride (N = 46, 46% male; 72% Hispanic)
  8. FNPA Family Nutrition and Physical Activity (N = 45; 51% male; 64% Hispanic)