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Table 3 Weight and adiposity by total sample and by ethnicity of parents and children

From: Rationale, design, methodology and sample characteristics for the family partners for health study: a cluster randomized controlled study

Variable Mean (+/-SD)   Mean (+/-SD)
Total Parents (n= 358)   Total Children (n= 358)  
Height 163.9 (+/- 6.6) cm Height 138.8 (+/- 8.5) cm
Weight 101.2 (+/- 24.2) kg Weight 49.1 (+/- 14.1) kg
Body Mass Index 37.6 (+/- 8.4) Body Mass Percentile 95.2 (+/- 6.4)
Waist Circumference 109.4 (+/- 18.4) cm Waist Circumference 77.5 (+/- 13.6) cm
Subscapular Skinfolds 37.0 (+/- 9.9) mm Subscapular Skinfolds 22.4 (+/- 10.4) mm
Triceps Skinfolds 37.3 (+/- 10.4) mm Triceps Skinfolds 24.7 (+/- 8.9) mm
African American Parents   African American Children  
Body Mass Index 38.4 (+/- 8.4) Body Mass Index Percentile 95.5 (+/- 6.4)
Waist Circumference 111.2 (+/- 17.9) cm Waist Circumference 78.0 (+/- 13.7) cm
Subscapular Skinfolds 38.6 (+/- 9.9) mm Subscapular Skinfolds 22.9 (+/- 10.5) mm
Triceps Skinfolds 39.4 (+/- 10.4) mm Triceps Skinfolds 25.4 (+/- 9.5) mm
Non-Hispanic White Parents Non-Hispanic White Children  
Body Mass Index 36.3 (+/- 8.2) Body Mass Index Percentile 94.0 (+/- 8.1)
Waist Circumference 106.5 (+/- 19.0) cm Waist Circumference 76.4 (+/- 13.5) cm
Subscapular Skinfolds 34.6 (+/- 9.5) mm Subscapular Skinfolds 21.7 (+/- 10.5) mm
Triceps Skinfolds 36.3 (+/- 8.2) mm Triceps Skinfolds 23.5 (+/- 8.0) mm
Hispanic Parents   Hispanic Children  
Body Mass Index 32.8 (+/- 5.2) Body Mass Percentile 95.2 (+/- 5.2)
Waist Circumference 99.6 (+/- 12.1) cm Waist Circumference 76.6 (+/- 11.0) cm
Subscapular Skinfolds 30.6 (+/- 7.5) mm Subscapular Skinfolds 19.1 (+/- 6.0) mm
Triceps Skinfolds 30.2 (+/- 9.6) mm Triceps Skinfolds 23.3 (+/- 6.7) mm