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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample [(mean ± SD; n (%)]

From: Risk of metabolic syndrome among children living in metropolitan Kuala Lumpur: A case control study

Description Overweight/obese
(N = 209)
Normal-weight
(N = 193)
t test
Pvalue
Age (years) 11.0 ± 0.83 11.0 ± 0.9 0.769
Gender, N (%)    
   Boys 102 (48.8) 92 (47.7)  
   Girls 107 (51.2) 101 (52.3) N/A
Ethnicity, N (%)    
   Malays 128 (61.2) 117 (60.6)  
   Chinese 61 (29.1) 63 (32.6) N/A
   Indian 20 (9.7) 13 (6.8)  
Household income (USD) 1199 ± 981 870 ± 767 0.112
Birth weight (kg) 3.09 ± 0.49 3.11 ± 0.56 0.774
Number of children in the family 2.3 ± 1.8 2.2 ± 1.3 0.869
  1. Note: 1 MYR = 0.322217 USD
  2. N/A: not applicable