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Table 5 Estimated energy balance in underweight (UW), healthy-weight (HW), overweight (OW), and obese (OB) girls n = 78

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

  UW HW OW OB
n = 7 n = 42 n = 10 n = 19
Energy intake (kcal/d)*** 1299.14 ± 204.65 1724.61 ± 387.62 2239.30 ± 608.51 2741.84 ± 845.51
Energy expenditure (kcal/d)*** 1501.8 ± 130.7 (1390.9-1768.1) 1602.9 ± 220.6 (1315.1-2421.6) 1725.4 ± 218.9 (1448.6-2157) 1908.7 ± 323.6 (1378-2779.5)
Energy storage (kcal/d)*** −202.73 ± 248.15 121.70 ± 445.73 513.84 ± 749.53 833.13 ± 860.52
  1. ***significantly different (p < 0.001)