Table 4

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

n

Weight (kg)

BMI (kg/m2)

%BF

MS

WC (cm)

BFMI (kg/m2)


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 p-value

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:10.1186/1475-2891-7-5

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