Table 2

Anthropometric variables in normal-weight, overweight and obese Chilean children (IOTF criteria)

Girls

Boys

Normal-weight

(n = 67)

Overweight

(n = 24)

Obesity

(n = 56)

Normal-weight

(n = 57)

Overweight

(n = 20)

Obesity

(n = 70)


Age (years)

10.6 ± 1.4

9.4 ± 1.4

8.9 ± 1.7

10.6 ± 1.4

9.9 ± 1.4

9.3 ± 1.7

BMI Z-score

-0.1 ± 0.6

1.9 ± 0.9

3.7 ± 0.9

-0.1 ± 0.7

2.6 ± 0.9

4.6 ± 1.4

Weight Z-score

-0.4 ± 0.8

1.3 ± 0.5

2.2 ± 0.4

-0.4 ± 0.9

1.6 ± 0.5

2.4 ± 0.4

Height Z-score

-0.01 ± 0.3

0.2 ± 0.9

0.6 ± 0.7

-0.3 ± 0.9

0.4 ± 0.9

0.9 ± 0.9

Waist-to-height ratio

0.4 ± 0.03

0.5 ± 0.03

0.6 ± 0.04

0.5 ± 0.03

0.6 ± 0.03

0.6 ± 0.04


Results are expressed as the means ± SD.

Santos et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:108   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-108

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