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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of the children

From: Substrate utilization during submaximal exercise in children with a severely obese parent

Variable LP (n = 13) OP (n = 13) P Value
Age, yr 10.7 ± 0.5 10.2 ± 0.5 0.51
Mass, kg 39.1 ± 2.4 51.3 ± 6.7 0.10
Height, cm 146.9 ± 2.8 151.8 ± 4.7 0.29
BMI, kg/m2 18.2 ± 0.6 21.3 ± 1.7 0.10
BMI Z Score 0.455 ± 0.161 1.031 ± 0.287 0.09
BMI Percentile 65.3 ± 5.2 75.9 ± 7.0 0.23
%BF DEXA 21.7 ± 2.2 26.6 ± 3.2 0.15
Minimum Waist, cm 53.5 ± 4.9 60.8 ± 7.2 0.41
Tanner Stage 1.4 ± 0.2 1.5 ± 0.2 0.77
PHV, yr 3.2 ± 0.4 3.4 ± 0.4 0.73
  1. LP, children with lean/non-obese parents; OP, children with a severely obese parent; % BF, percent body fat determined with DEXA; PHV, calculated peak height velocity. Mean ± SE. There were no statistically significant differences between the groups.