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Table 1 Summary of all continuous variables for the whole cohort and separately for HSES and LSES

From: Overweight and obesity in children aged 3–13 years in urban Cameroon: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and association with socio-economic status

  Whole cohort HSES LSES p value*
N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD)
Age (years) 1343 8.0 (2.4) 673 8.0 (2.3) 670 8.1 (2.5) 0.4
Birth weight (kg) 960 3.3 (0.6) 482 3.2 (0.6) 478 3.3 (0.6) 0.2
Maternal age (years) 1131 35.0 (6.0) 610 35.1 (6.1) 521 35.0 (5.9) 0.8
Maternal weight (kg) 1081 72.1 (12.1) 556 72.5 (12.4) 482 71.6 (11.9) 0.2
Maternal height (cm) 1038 163.1 (8.2) 581 163.5 (8.5) 500 162.6 (7.9) 0.1
Maternal BMI (kg/m2) 993 27.3 (5.0) 539 27.3 (5.1) 454 27.3 (4.9) 0.99
Child weight (kg) 1343 25.3 (7.9) 673 26.4 (8.4) 670 24.2 (7.2) <0.001
Child height (cm) 1343 124.6 (14.6) 673 126.2 (14.7) 670 123.0 (14.3) <0.001
Child BMI (kg/m2) 1343 15.9 (2.2) 673 16.2 (2.4) 670 15.7 (1.9) <0.001
BMI children < 6 years 222 15.5 (2.0) 104 15.7 (2.2) 118 15.4 (1.9) 0.35
BMI children 6–10 years 896 15.7 (2.1) 466 16.0 (2.3) 430 15.5 (1.7) <0.001
BMI children >10 years 225 17.1 (2.4) 103 17.7 (2.6) 122 16.7 (2.1) 0.002
  1. BMI body mass index, HSES High socioeconomic status, LSES Low socioeconomic status, SD standard deviation; *p-value from t-tests, HSES vs. LSES