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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of the population study according to the presence or absence of MS.

From: Obesity and metabolic syndrome in 7-9 years-old Portuguese schoolchildren

  Without MS (n= 69) With MS (n= 13) P
Age (y) 8.7 ± 0.7 8.4 ± 0.8 0.167a
Weight (kg) 41.9 ± 6.3 45.1 ± 5.2 0.091a
Height (cm) 135.4 ± 5.9 136.2 ± 5.5 0.635a
BMI (kg/m2) 22.75 ± 2.13 24.23 ± 1.74 0.021a
z-BMI 1.89 ± 0.26 2.15 ± 0.25 0.002a
Waist circumference (cm) 72.1 ± 5.9 76.4 ± 5.0 0.016a
Systolic BP (mmHg) 114.9 ± 8.3 123.5 ± 9.2 0.001a
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 62.7 ± 10.2 63.9 ± 6.7 0.675a
Birth weight (g) 3443 ± 442 3328 ± 546 0.412a
Gender (M/F) 34/35 6/7 0.836b
Tanner (I/II) 49/20 12/1 0.107b
Acanthosis (n; %) 11 (15.9%) 7 (53.8%) 0.002b
  1. Data presented as mean ± SD for continuous variables and as frequency for dichotomous variables.
  2. a t-student test for the differences between absence or presence of MS.
  3. b Chi-square test for the independence between absence or presence of MS and each variable.