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Table 3 Comparison of median of triceps skinfold thickness of school-age children (N = 522)

From: Associations of out of school physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and socioeconomic status with weight status and adiposity of Cameroon children

Factors Triceps skinfold (mm)
Median p-valuea
Physical activity   0.001
 ≤ 2 times/week 8.0  
 > 2 – 4 times/week 7.0  
 > 4 – 7 times/week 7.0  
Sedentary lifestyle   < 0.001
 ≤ 1 h/day 7.0  
 > 1 – 3 h/day 8.0  
 > 3 – 6 h/day 9.0  
Occupation class   < 0.001
 Low 7.0  
 Middle 8.0  
 High 9.0  
Parental education   0.625
 Illiterate 7.8  
 Primary 8.0  
 Secondary 8.0  
 Higher education 7.8  
Type of school   0.008
 Public 7.0  
 Private 8.0  
Area of residence   0.045
 Rural 7.3  
 Urban 8.0  
  1. aKruskal-Wallis test used to compare median triceps skinfolds across all groups. The 10th and 90th percentiles of triceps skinfold of all study participants were 3.6 and 16.0 mm respectively