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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of age, BMI-for-age, body weight status and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores of students by gender

From: Are physical activity, sedentary behaviors and sleep duration associated with body mass index-for-age and health-related quality of life among high school boys and girls?

  Girls
(n = 227)
Boys
(n = 238)
P value
 Age (years) 15.45 ± 0.96 15.66 ± 0.91 0.018*
 BMI-for-age 0.47 ± 1.28 0.47 ± 1.45 0.964
Body weight status n (%)  
 Severely thin and thin 3(1.3 %) 10(4.2 %) 0.125
 Normal weight 143(63.0 %) 130(54.6 %)
 Overweight 55(24.2 %) 67(28.2 %)
 Obese 26(11.5 %) 31(13.0 %)
Adolescent self-report of HRQOL scores  
 Physical functioning 80.78 ± 13.50 89.26 ± 10.03 <0.001*
 Emotional functioning 62.89 ± 19.97 76.45 ± 14.62 <0.001*
 Social functioning 85.07 ± 16.72 89.37 ± 11.42 0.025*
 School functioning 73.26 ± 15.45 78.42 ± 16.17 <0.001*
 Total HRQOL score 76.19 ± 12.93 84.14 ± 9.73 <0.001*
Parent proxy-reports of HRQOL scores  
 Physical functioning 82.08 ± 16.56 88.99 ± 13.34 <0.001*
 Emotional functioning 65.22 ± 24.21 76.53 ± 18.05 <0.001*
 Social functioning 87.73 ± 16.31 87.79 ± 14.88 0.498
 School functioning 76.28 ± 17.42 79.85 ± 17.32 0.027*
 Total HRQOL score 78.41 ± 15.30 84.03 ± 12.24 <0.001*
  1. *p < 0.05