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Table 1 Demographics of Sample Populationa

From: Salivary epigenetic biomarkers as predictors of emerging childhood obesity

Child CharacteristicsTotal (n = 75)
Gender
 Male35 (46.7%)
 Female40 (53.3%)
Age at anthropometry collection (years)4.3 (0.8)
Age category (years)
 334 (45.3%)
 426 (34.7%)
 515 (20.0%)
BMI (kg/m2)16.7 (0.8)
BMI-Z0.9 (0.5)
BMI category
 Normal weight48 (64.0%)
 Overweight27 (36.0%)
Waist circumference (cm)53.4 (3.0)
Race/Ethnicity
 Hispanic Mexican55 (73.3%)
 Hispanic non-Mexican20 (26.7%)
Parent Characteristics
 Age (years)32.0 (5.7)
 BMI (kg/m2)29.4 (7.3)
 BMI category
  Normal weight28 (37.3%)
  Overweight11 (14.7%)
  Obese36 (48.0%)
Waist circumference (cm)97.9 (16.1)
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, BMI-Z BMI z-score
  2. a Values are mean (SD) or frequency (percent)