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Table 2 Anthropometric characteristics by sex (N = 285)

From: Childhood obesity in urban Ghana: evidence from a cross-sectional survey of in-school children aged 5–16 years

CharacteristicMale n(%)Female n(%)
BMI Percentile
  < 5th7 (4.9)5 (3.8)
 5th – 85th75 (52.9)65 (44.5)
 85th – 95th33 (23.2)35 (24.5)
  > 95th26 (19.0)39 (27.2)
Total Weight (kg)141 (100)144 (100)
 Mean (SD)34.6 + 10.647.8 + 25.0
Height (cm)
 Mean (SD)135.1 + 19.8138.3 + 20.7