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Table 1 Anthropometric characteristics and prevalence of overweight, obesity and thinness in 9–10 year old children by sex

From: Prevalence of overweight, obesity and thinness in 9–10 year old children in Mauritius

Outcome Boys (N = 412) Girls (N = 429) p-value‡
  Median (95% CI†) Median (95% CI†)  
Weight (kg) 30.0 (29.9, 30.8) 31.3 (30.5, 32.1) 0.05
Height (cm) 138.9 (138.1, 139.8) 140.6 (139.9, 141.6) 0.003
BMI (kg/m2) 15.4 (15.2, 15.8) 15.8 (15.4,16.1) 0.38
  Prevalence estimates (%)   
  % prevalence (95% CI) % prevalence (95% CI)  
Overweight 15.8 (12.6, 19.6) 18.9 (15.5, 22.9) 0.23
Obesity 4.9 (3.2, 7.4) 5.1 (3.4, 7.7) 0.86
Thinness 12.4 (9.5, 15.9) 13.1 (10.2, 16.6) 0.77
  1. Note. CI = confidence interval.
  2. †95% confidence intervals for medians are binomial exact.
  3. ‡p-value from t-test for comparison of means and χ² test for comparison of prevalence estimates.