Table 4 

Summary of statistics by sex (mean values and standard deviations in square brackets). 

n 
Weight (kg) 
BMI (kg/m^{2}) 
%BF 
MS 
WC (cm) 
BFMI (kg/m^{2}) 



Men 
23 
75.3 [11.2] 
24.7 [3.9] 
21.5 [8.6] 
24.2 [7.6] 
89.5 [10.8] 
6.2 [2.8] 
Women 
40 
62.0 [11.0] 
23.8 [4.2] 
34.8 [8.4] 
32.6 [9.1] 
80.8 [12.2] 
8.0 [3.3] 
Test and pvalue 
t = 4.59 p < 0.0001 
t = 0.78 p = 0.438 
t = 6.00 p < 0.0001 
t = 3.52 p < 0.001 
t = 2.83 p = 0.006 
t = 2.01 p = 0.049 



%BF = total body fat, expressed as percentage body fat; MS = metabolic syndrome risk: %BF related to the risk of developing metabolic syndrome; WC = waist circumference, as an index of abdominal fat; BFMI = Body Fat Mass Index 

Colombo et al. Nutrition Journal 2008 7:5 doi:10.1186/1475289175 