Table 1

Anthropometric characteristics of the study population, according to sex and school grade

N

Age (years)

Weight (kg)

Height (cm)

BMI (kg/m2)

Overweight including obesity (%)*


Boys

Kindergarten

3,980

5.5 (0.4)

19.4 (3.5)

112.8 (5.7)

15.2 (2.0)

9.7 (8.8 - 10.6)

4th grade

4,489

9.2 ( 0.4)

29.5 (7.0)

133.8 (6.3)

16.3 (3.0)

12.4 (11.5 - 13.4)

7th grade

4,262

12.5 (0.4)

42.2 (11.0)

151.8 (8.4)

18.2 (3.7)

13.2 (12.2 - 14.2)

10th grade

3,941

15.7 (0.4)

57.7 (11.3)

169.7 (7.6)

20.0 (3.3)

10.0 (9.0 - 10.7)

Girls

Kindergarten

3,735

5.5 (0.4)

19.0 (3.3)

111.9 (5.8)

15.1 (2.0)

12.3 (11.2 - 13.3)

4th grade

4,411

9.2 (0.4)

30.1 (7.8)

133.8 (6.8)

16.7 (3.4)

17.8 (16.6 - 18.8)

7th grade

4,276

12.5 (0.4)

46.0 (11.5)

154.0 (7.2)

19.2 (4.1)

19.0 (17.8 - 20.2)

10th grade

4,246

15.7 (0.4)

54.9 (11.9)

160.2 (6.4)

21.3 (4.2)

18.1 (17.0 - 19.3)


*Overweight and obesity are defined according to the IOTF criteria [9]

Results are expressed as mean (SD) for continuous variables and as percentage (95% confidence interval) for prevalence.

Bovet et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:65   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-65

Open Data