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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of covariance of body compositions and timing of puberty (mean ± SD)

From: The relationship between obesity and body compositions with respect to the timing of puberty in Chongqing adolescents: a cross-sectional study

  Indicators Timing of puberty F P
Early puberty On-time puberty Delayed puberty
Boys (N = 441) BD(kg/L) 1.070 ± 0.010 1.071 ± 0.008 1.071 ± 0.009 0.513 0.599
%BF 13.105 ± 3.958 12.665 ± 3.388 12.503 ± 3.454 0.516 0.597
FM(kg) 6.526 ± 3.649 6.446 ± 3.233 6.136 ± 3.127 0.316 0.729
FFM(kg) 40.851 ± 9.209 42.397 ± 8.109 41.115 ± 9.221 1.269 0.282
Girls (n = 407) BD(kg/L) 1.059 ± 0.009 1.062 ± 0.012 1.067 ± 0.014a, b 12.199 0.000
%BF 17.306 ± 3.804 16.160 ± 5.057 14.243 ± 5.859a, b 10.888 0.000
FM(kg) 8.829 ± 4.099 7.861 ± 3.147 6.272 ± 2.831a, b 19.700 0.000
FFM(kg) 41.553 ± 14.080 40.163 ± 6.826 37.302 ± 5.508a, b 8.684 0.000
  1. a “Early puberty” VS “Delayed puberty”, P < 0.017
  2. b “On-time puberty” VS “Delayed puberty”, P < 0.017
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