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Table 2 Mean height, weight and BMI by age and gender of children in Lifeways

From: Body mass index and height over three generations: evidence from the Lifeways cross-generational cohort study

     Gender    
  Age (Years)   Boys    Girls  
   n Mean SD n Mean SD
Height (cm) < 5 33 109.88 5.02 28 110.40 5.11
  5 to 6 214 112.11 4.70 235 112.02 4.80
  > 6 13 116.52 3.69 6 120.22 3.81
Weight (kg) < 5 33 20.25 2.79 28 20.54 3.31
  5 to 6 214 20.96 2.84 235 20.84 3.03
  > 6 13 22.03 2.46 6 25.42 2.90*
Body mass index (kg/m2) < 5 33 16.70 1.31 28 16.83 2.34
  5 to 6 214 16.65 1.77 235 16.56 1.77
  > 6 13 16.20 1.44 6 17.53 1.05
  1. *T-test significant at the 0.05 level