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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 variablesMales (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 > = 859.78.90.436
Waist circumference Z score - percentile > = 858.87.60.257
Tricipital skinfold Z score - percentile > = 8510.29.30.414
Calf skinfold Z score - percentile > = 859,58,50,468
Sexual maturation classification  0.937
 Early33.132.5 
 Late32.232.7 
Maternalr excess body weight (BMI)31.033.40.313
Birth weight (grams)  < 0.001
 < 2.5005.88.3 
> 4.00014.48.1 
Active commuting43.645.00.558
School type  0.975
 Public65.465.5 
 Private34.634.5 
  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