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Table 1 Male and female characteristics (mean ± SD) contrasted by age group

From: Relationship between Body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage, estimated by bioelectrical impedance, in a group of Sri Lankan adults: a cross sectional study

Variable Male (n = 547) Female (n = 567)
Young Middle-age Elderly Young Middle-age Elderly
(n = 279) (n = 232) (n = 36) (n = 260) (n = 279) (n = 28)
Age (y) 26.7 ± 6.6 48.4 ± 5.3 65.9 ± 6.5 25.9 ± 7.2 47.3 ± 4.9 64.6 ± 5.0
Height (cm) 168.7 ± 6.2 165.9 ± 6.0 162.2 ± 5.5 156.5 ± 5.8 155.1 ± 5.6 152.1 ± 6.8
Weight (kg) 64.9 ± 12.1 68.2 ± 11.4 60.5 ± 11.9 53.6 ± 11.4 62.4 ± 10.1 57.4 ± 24.7
BMI(kg/m2) 22.7 ± 3.8 24.6 ±3.5 22.8 ±3.9 21.8 ±4.3 26.1 ± 3.8 24.7 ± 3.5
Body fat% 19.5 ±6.6 24.5 ±4.6 24.4 ± 5.5 28.0 ± 6.0 34.7 ± 4.3 36.7 ± 4.8
  1. Continuous variables (Age, Height, Weight, BMI-Body Mass Index, Body Fat%) are given as mean values with their standard deviations (SD). Number of participants (n).