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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of lean and obese Mexican children

From: Analysis of the contribution of FTO, NPC1, ENPP1, NEGR1, GNPDA2 and MC4Rgenes to obesity in Mexican children

  Lean children Obese children  
Characteristics BMI <85pc BMI ≥95pc P*
N = 949 N = 514  
Female (%) 48.4 43.6 0.04
Age (Years) 9.5 ± 1.9 9.5 ± 1.8 0.383
Anthropometric    
Weight (kg) 32.6 ± 7.8 49.7 ± 13.4 <0.001
Height (cm) 134.3 ± 11.8 139.6 ± 11.7 <0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 17.7 ± 1.4 25.0 ± 3.4 <0.001
BMI (percentile) 65.8 ± 11.2 97.6 ± 1.4 <0.001
Metabolic factors    
Fasting Insulin (μU/mL) 8.6 ± 5.9 14.1 ± 9.4 <0.001
Fasting glucose (mmol/L) 4.7 ± 0.6 4.9 ± 0.6 0.0011
Total Cholesterol (mg/dL) 151.8 ± 29.6 160.1 ± 35.1 <0.001
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 88.5 ± 38.2 126.6 ± 67.6 <0.001
  1. Data are means ± standard deviation.
  2. *P-value according to Student’s t test comparing lean and obese children.
  3. BMI, body mass index; pc, percentile.