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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and leukocyte telomere length in children with obesity versus normal weight

From: Association of telomere length and telomerase methylation with n-3 fatty acids in preschool children with obesity

  Obese (n=46)
(F=20, M=26)
Control (n=46)
(F=21 M=25)
P
Age (years) 3.31±0.47 3.25±0.66 0.5884
BMI (kg/m2) 19.52±1.71a 15.05±0.80 < 0.0001
BMI SDS 2.93±1.23a -0.41±0.59 < 0.0001
Weight at birth (g) 3527.19±422.21a 3287.81±448.19 0.0084
Length at birth (cm) 50.33±1.54 49.87±1.51 0.1497
BMI at birth (kg/m2) 13.92±1.26a 13.46±2.16 0.0069
Gestational age at delivery (wk) 38.98±1.47 38.75±1.48 0.4514
Breast feeding within 3 months 19/40a 31/42 0.0162
Breast feeding within 6 months 13/37 22/40 0.0803
Leukocyte telomere length (T/S) 0.88±0.36a 1.05±0.39 0.0433
  1. aSignificant differences between the obese and control children