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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (frequencies, means, standard deviations) for the investigated case-control and family sample.

From: Analysis of sequence variations in the suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)-3gene in extremely obese children and adolescents

sample# n* age [years] BMI [kg/m2] weight [kg] height [cm] waist hip ratio lg [leptin]
underweight adults 278 24.98 (3.69) 18.24 (1.11) 59.13 (8.68) 176.66 (9.65) 0.79 (0.42) 0.23 (1.13)
   female 142 24.61 (3.40) 17.55 (0.77) 51.98 (4.30) 169.90 (6.49) 0.79 (0.59) 1.21 (0.64)
   male 136 25.37 (3.93) 18.96 (0.94) 65.63 (6.19) 183.72 (6.99) 0.80 (0.05) -0.52 (0.80)
extremely obese children and adolescents 181 14.31 (2.40) 35.60 (6.12) 99.05 (24.93) 165.95 (11.78) 0.91 (0.10) 3.25 (0.60)
   female 91 14.61 (2.41) 35.93 (6.59) 98.33 (23.51) 164.63 (9.94) 0.85 (0.08) 3.44 (0.48)
   male 90 14.01 (2.37) 35.25 (5.64) 99.80 (26.42) 167.30 (13.33) 0.97 (0.09) 3.02 (0.65)
extremely obese offspring within 703 families 984 14.00 (3.69) 31.05 (5.98) 83.55 (24.26) 162.42 (14.10) 0.90 (0.09) 3.06 (0.75)
   female offspring 543 14.01 (3.78) 31.27 (6.27) 81.58 (23.89) 159.89 (12.92) 0.86 (0.08) 3.19 (0.63)
   male offspring 441 13.99 (3.59) 30.79 (5.60) 85.98 (24.52) 165.54 (14.85) 0.93 (0.08) 2.95 (0.85)
  1. # all subjects were recruited in Germany and all self-reported to be of European descent
  2. * maximum number of observations for each variable