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Table 1 Body composition and anthropometric measurements in underweight (UW), healthy-weight (HW), overweight (OW), and obese (OB) girls. n = 266

From: A comparison of nutritional intake and daily physical activity of girls aged 8-11 years old in Makkah, Saudi Arabia according to weight status

Body composition UW HW OW OB
N = 43 N = 143 N = 34 N = 46
Age (years) 9.5 ± 1.27 9.6 ± 1.1 9.9 ± 1.2 9.3 ± 1.2
Body Fat %*** 9.9 ± 4.4a 18.1 ± 4.6b 29.5 ± 3.4c 36.7 ± 3.9d
Weight (kg)*** 22.9 ± 4.8a 29.3 ± 6.4b 41.4 ± 7.1c 50.3 ± 11.4d
WC (cm)*** 53.7 ± 4.0a 59.2 ± 5.7b 72.1 ± 5.3c 79.8 ± 7.9d
Height (cm)*** 130.1 ± 11.6a 132.9 ± 10.4a,b,c 138.5 ± 8.4a,b,c 138.7 ± 10c
BMI Percentile*** 1.6 ± 0.9a 39.5 ± 23.8b 90 ± 3.6c 97.9 ± 0.9d
Height Percentile*** 34 ± 32.1a 46 ± 30.7b 59.6 ± 27c 72.5 ± 26.1d
  1. Data are means and standard deviations
  2. One way ANOVA: ***significant differences p < 0.001 between BMI groups
  3. a,b,c,dTukey Post hoc test: means with the same letter indicate no significant difference. Any difference between two means carrying different letters is significant at 1%