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Table 1 Descriptive information

From: Associations between body composition and fundamental motor skill competency in children

  Total Boys Girls
  n = 244 n = 130 n = 114
Age 6.05 (2.01) 6.09 (2.04) 6.00 (1.98)
Race (%)
 Caucasian 9.0% 10.0% 7.9%
 African American 71.7% 66.2% 78.1%
 Hispanic 16.8% 20.0% 13.2%
 Asian 1.6% 2.3% 0.9%
 Mixed Race 0.8% 1.5% 0.0%
Tanita Measures
 Fat mass (kg) 5.78 (4.90) 5.86 (5.17) 5.69 (4.59)
 Fat free mass (kg) 19.69 (6.03) 20.14 (6.55) 19.17 (5.35)*
 Fat percentage 20.53 (7.26) 20.40 (7.24) 20.68 (7.30)
 BMI 16.90 (3.88) 17.04 (3.67) 16.75 (4.12)
Body Fat Percentile1 53.06 (37.40) 57.75 (37.80) 43.05 (38.09)
 Underfat 17.3% 14.8% 17.1%
 Normal weight 45.8% 39.8% 55.3%
 Overfat 12.5% 17.0% 6.6%
 Obese 24.4% 28.4% 21.1%
CDC-dervied measures
 BMI 17.34 (3.93) 17.60 (3.79) 17.46 (4.16)
 BMI Percentile 58.14 (33.34) 61.04 (32.91) 59.00 (32.38)
 Underweight 6.3% 5.5% 7.1%
 Normal weight 61.3% 61.4% 61.1%
 Overweight 11.7% 10.2% 13.3%
 Obese 20.8% 22.8% 18.6%
TGMD-2 total
 Raw scores 47.67 (14.12) 51.61 (14.81) 44.61 (12.86)
 Percentile scores 12.15 (16.43) 13.23 (17.58) 10.92 (15.00)*
Locomotor skills
 Raw Scores 21.6 (7.17) 22.69 (7.46) 21.17 (6.89)
 Percentile scores 9.71 (13.62) 10.88 (14.63) 8.37 (12.31)*
Object control skills
Raw scores 26.01 (8.50) 28.92 (8.80) 23.44 (7.40)*
Percentile Scores 11.88 (12.21) 12.28 (12.27) 11.41 (12.17)
  1. Note: M (SD); 1Calculated from McCarthy et al. [37] for children over the age of 5 years (total n = 168, boys n = 88, girl n = 76); *p <.05 sex differences