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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the participants

From: Ethnic differences in body fat distribution among Asian pre-pubertal children: A cross-sectional multicenter study

  Chinese Lebanese Malay Thai P value
Boys      
   N 127 74 105 83  
   Age (yr) 9.0 ± 0.8 9.0 ± 0.7 9.0 ± 0.8 8.8 ± 0.8 0.327
   Height (cm) 138.4 ± 7.7 134.8 ± 8.0 131.4 ± 7.0 133.2 ± 5.9 <0.001
   Weight (kg) 38.2 ± 10.3 34.7 ± 9.7 33.1 ± 12.0 30.0 ± 6.0 <0.001
   BMI (kg/m2) 19.6 ± 3.7 18.8 ± 3.7 18.8 ± 5.3 16.8 ± 2.5 <0.001
   FM (kg) 11.4 ± 6.2 9.9 ± 6.3 10.0 ± 7.8 7.4 ± 3.7 <0.001
   FMadjusted (kg) 10.0 ± 0.2 9.7 ± 0.3 9.7 ± 0.2 10.2 ± 0.2 0.371
Girls      
   N 93 80 92 104  
   Age (yr) 9.0 ± 0.8 8.8 ± 0.7 9.0 ± 0.8 8.8 ± 0.8 0.285
   Height (cm) 136.3 ± 7.9 133.4 ± 7.9 133.0 ± 9.5 133.6 ± 8.2 0.023
   Weight (kg) 34.0 ± 9.1 31.0 ± 7.4 33.6 ± 12.0 31.9 ± 8.6 0.099
   BMI (kg/m2) 18.1 ± 3.4 17.2 ± 2.7 18.6 ± 4.7 17.6 ± 3.3 0.083
   FM (kg) 10.0 ± 5.3 8.7 ± 4.3 10.9 ± 7.2 10.0 ± 4.8 0.070
   FMadjusted (kg) 9.7 ± 0.2 9.7 ± 0.2 9.9 ± 0.2 10.4 ± 0.1 0.047
  1. FMadjusted: FM adjusted for age and BMI. Values were described as mean ± standard deviation except for FMadjusted (mean ± standard error)