Table 1

Characteristics of 417 studied preschool children

Boys

Girls

n

223

194


Age (years)a

5.14

(0.89)

5.12

(0.89)

Height (cm)a

106.9

(7.1)

106.6

(7.3)

Weight (kg)a

17.5

(2.6)

17.3

(2.6)

BMI (kg/m2)a

15.2

(1.3)

15.2

(1.5)

SBP (mmHg)a

98.7

(13.0)

99.5

(12.4)

DBP (mmHg)a

60.6

(11.1)

62.2

(11.8)

Pulse (beat/min)a

93.6

(15.4)

96.5

(13.6)

Diet

Total energy intake (kcal/day)b

1446

(1411, 1483)

1337

(1304, 1372)

Salt intake (g/day)b

5.98

(5.77, 6.19)

5.74

(5.53, 5.96)

Salt intake (g/1000kcal)b

4.13

(4.02, 4.23)

4.28

(4.17, 4.40)

Seaweed intake (g/day)b

0.67

(0.58, 0.78)

0.76

(0.64, 0.89)

Seaweed intake (g/1000kcal)b

0.49

(0.42, 0.56)

0.58

(0.49, 0.68)


amean (SD); bgeometrical mean and 95% confidence interval

SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; SD, standard deviation

Wada et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:83   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-83

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