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Table 1 Characteristics of children and adolescents aged 8 to 14 years old in Florianópolis, SC, South of Brazil, 2007

From: Association between pubertal development stages and body adiposity in children and adolescents

Study variables Males (47.7%) Females (52.3%) pb
  Median (p25; p75)a  
Age (years) 11 (10; 13) 12 (10; 13) 0.529
Σ skinfold Z scorec −0.36 (− 0.73; 0.52) − 0.22 (− 0.72; 0.50) 0.501
Waist circumference Z score −0.24 (− 0.71; 0.53) −0.17 (− 0.67; 0.50) 0.618
Tricipital skinfold Z score −0.24 (− 0.76; 0.60) −0.17 (− 0.74; 0.54) 0.550
Calf skinfold Z score −0.29 (− 0.75; 0.61) −0.18 (− 0.74; 0.52) 0.555
  %  
Σ skinfold Z score - percentile > = 85 9.7 8.9 0.436
Waist circumference Z score - percentile > = 85 8.8 7.6 0.257
Tricipital skinfold Z score - percentile > = 85 10.2 9.3 0.414
Calf skinfold Z score - percentile > = 85 9,5 8,5 0,468
Sexual maturation classification    0.937
 Early 33.1 32.5  
 Late 32.2 32.7  
Maternalr excess body weight (BMI) 31.0 33.4 0.313
Birth weight (grams)    < 0.001
 < 2.500 5.8 8.3  
> 4.000 14.4 8.1  
Active commuting 43.6 45.0 0.558
School type    0.975
 Public 65.4 65.5  
 Private 34.6 34.5  
  1. ap25 e p75: percentiles 25 and 75, respectively
  2. bMann-Whitney test (qualitative variables) and Rao-Scott (quantitative variables)
  3. cSum of tricipital, subescapular, suprailiac and calf skinfold thickness