Table 1

Demographic characteristics of preschool children1

Characteristic

Total

Boys

Girls

P-value2

(n = 23)

(n = 16)

(n = 7)


Race-ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

6

5

1

-

Non-Hispanic black

8

6

2

-

Mexican American/Hispanic

3

3

0

-

Others

6

2

4

-

Age, y

4.6 ± 0.7

4.8 ± 0.7

4.1 ± 0.4

0.033

Weight, kg

21.1 ± 3.3

21.2 ± 3.5

21.0 ± 3.2

0.922

Height, cm

114 ± 5.9

115 ± 6.3

113 ± 5.2

0.820

Body mass index3

16.1 ± 1.3

16.0 ± 1.3

16.3 ± 1.4

0.769


1 Values are mean ± standard deviation

2 Comparison between boys and girls. Significance in the Mann-Whitney U test. Data were non-normal

3 Bodyweight in kg/height in m2

LaCombe and Ganji Nutrition Journal 2010 9:53   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-53

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