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Table 1 Summary statistics of participating children and parents

From: Associations of LEP, CRH, ICAM-1, and LINE-1 methylation, measured in saliva, with waist circumference, body mass index, and percent body fat in mid-childhood

  All Males Females
Children
N (%) 431 (100) 210 (48.72) 221 (51.28)
 Mean age, years (SD) 12.86 (1.70) 12.77 (1.64) 12.93 (1.75)
Race/ethnicity
 Caucasian (%) 395 (92.72) 187 (90.78) 208 (94.55)
 Non-Caucasian (%) 31 (7.28) 19 (9.22) 12 (5.45)
Body mass index, kg/m2
 <85th percentile (%) 285 (65.67) 135 (64.29) 150 (66.96)
 85th to 95th percentile (%) 71 (16.36) 32 (15.24) 39 (17.41)
 ≥95th percentile (%) 78 (17.97) 43 (20.48) 35 (15.62)
Waist circumference z-score (%) 0.48 (0.92) 0.55 (0.95) 0.41 (0.89)
Percent body fat (SD)a 22.96 (11.31) 19.73 (11.18) 26.01 (10.57)
Received medical assistance (%) 154 (35.48) 82 (39.05) 72 (32.14)
Parents
N (%) 416 (100) 60 (14.42) 356 (85.58)
 Mean age, years (SD) 42.62 (8.22) 47.30 (8.40) 41.83 (7.93)
 Body mass index, kg/m2 (SD) 29.17 (7.48) 29.73 (5.78) 29.08 (7.73)
  1. This table shows characteristics of our sample stratified by sex
  2. aPercent body fat was available for only 430 children