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Table 4 The proportion with central obesity in seventh grade by sex

From: Changes in overweight/obesity and central obesity status from preadolescence to adolescence: a longitudinal study among schoolchildren in Japan

 BoysGirlsP valuea
Total participants in fourth graden = 720n = 716 
 Non-central obesity in seventh grade670 (93.1)669 (93.4)0.774
 Central obesity in seventh grade50 (6.9)47 (6.6)
Non-central obesity participants in fourth graden = 635n = 659 
 Non-central obesity in seventh grade631 (99.4)642 (97.4)0.006
 Central obesity in seventh grade4 (0.6)17 (2.6)
Central obesity participants in fourth graden = 85n = 57 
 Non-central obesity in seventh grade39 (45.9)27 (47.4)0.862
 Central obesity in seventh grade46 (54.1)30 (52.6)
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