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Table 2 Anthropometric and biochemical characteristics of school children according to gender. Botucatu-SP, 2007.

From: Metabolic syndrome in overweight children from the city of Botucatu - São Paulo State - Brazil: agreement among six diagnostic criteria

Variables General Boys Girls
  n = 128 n = 58 n = 70
Age (years) 8.1 ± 1.4 8.1 ± 1.4 8.1 ± 1.4
Height (m) 1.3 ± 0.1 1.3 ± 0.1 1.3 ± 0.1
Weight (kg) 41.3 ± 11.1 42.9 ± 12.3 40.0 ± 10.0
BMI (kg/m 2) 22.2 ± 3.2 22.6 ± 3.6 21.8 ± 2.7
BMI (percentile) 94.3 ± 4.3 95.3 ± 3.9a 93.4 ± 4.5b
WC (cm) 72.1 ± 9.8 74.0 ± 11.1a 70.6 ± 8.4b
TSF (mm) 20.3 ± 4.7 20.2 ± 4.8 20.4 ± 4.7
SSF (mm) 14.7 ± 5.8 14.6 ± 6.3 14.8 ± 5.3
%BF 28.9 ± 6.5 29.5 ± 7.5 28.4 ± 5.6
Glycemia (mg/dL) 83.7 ± 6.5 85.6 ± 5.9a 82.1 ± 6.6b
HDL-C (mg/dL) 47.8 ± 10.9 47.5 ± 9.7 48.0 ± 11.9
Insulin (μU/mL) 7.6 ± 5.6 7.0 ± 4.7 8.2 ± 6.2
HOMA-IR 1.6 ± 1.2 1.5 ± 1.0 1.6 ± 1.3
TG (mg/dL) 98.0 ± 51.4 99.7 ± 56.6 96.5 ± 47.0
SBP (mmHg) 98.9 ± 12.1 101.3 ± 13.6 96.9 ± 10.5
DBP (mmHg) 63.9 ± 8.4 64.9 ± 9.4 63.2 ± 7.5
  1. Different letters indicate significant difference between genders (p < 0.05). BMI: body mass index; WC: waist circumference; TSF: triceps skinfold, SSF: subscapular skinfold, %BF: percentage body fat; HOMA-IR: Homeostasis Model Assessment-Insulin Resistance; TG: triglycerides; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure.