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Table 2 Descriptive statistics

From: Physical activity guidelines and cardiovascular risk in children: a cross sectional analysis to determine whether 60 minutes is enough

  Group Girls (105) Boys (77)
Age (years) 10.8 (0.6) 10.7 (0.6) 10.8 (0.6)
Height (cm) 145.0 (8.0) 145.4 (7.8) 144.6 (8.3)
Body mass (kg) 41.7 (10.6) 42.3 (10.2) 40.9 (11.0)
Maturity offset (TPHV) −2.51 (1.23) −2.30 (1.44) −2.79 (.79)
BMI (kg/m2) 19.6 (3.5) 19.8 (3.3) 19.3 (3.7)
Fat % (DXA) 27.7 (6.7) 29.4 (5.7) 25.2 (7.2)a
SBP (mmHg) 106 (11) 105 (11) 108 (12)
DBP (mmHg) 63 (6) 62 (5) 64 (6)a
VO2max (ml/kg/min) 46.0 (6.9) 43.5 (6.1) 49.6 (6.4)a
FMD % 8.9 (4.1) 8.9 (4.1) 8.9 (4.3)
E/A ratio 2.1 (0.5) 2.1 (0.4) 2.1 (0.5)
CCVD risk −0.04 (2.94) 0.12 (2.98) −0.27 (2.89)
MVPA (min) 64 (25) 56 (20) 75 (27)a
VPA (min) 25 (13) 22 (12) 30 (13)a
Sedentary (min) 605 (148) 608 (80) 600 (209)
MPA/VPA ratio 1.7 (0.6) 1.8 (0.7) 1.7 (0.6)
  1. TPHV time to peak height velocity, BMI body mass index, Fat % percentage of body fat, DXA dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, SBP systolic blood pressure, DPB diastolic blood pressure, VO 2 max peak oxygen uptake, FMD flow mediated dilation, E/A ratio ratio between passive and active filling of the left ventricle (cm/s), CCVD risk composite cardio vascular disease risk score as sum of z-scores, MVPA moderate to vigorous physical activity, VPA vigorous physical activity. All data expressed as mean (SD). aSignificant difference between boys and girls <0.05