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Table 1 Anthropometric and gait velocity data [Mean (SD)] for the obese, overweight and normal weight children

From: Foot loading patterns in normal weight, overweight and obese children aged 7 to 11 years

  Obese children (N=22) Overweight children (N=22) Normal weight children (N=56)
Gender (M/F) 15/7 16/6 31/25
Age (years) 9.95 (1.56) 9.41 (1.74) 9.16 (1.56)
Body mass (kg) 55.75 (15.84) 39.91 (8.23) 30.59 (8.14)*†
Stature (m) 1.50 (0.14) 1.45 (0.12) 1.39 (0.10)*
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.16 (3.14) 19.17 (1.28) 15.63 (2.04) *†
BMI-SDS 2.39 (0.49) 1.30 (0.15) −0.62 (1.25) *†
Gait Velocity (m/sec) 1.06 (0.35) 1.10 (0.14) 1.12 (0.10)
  1. * denotes a significant difference between obese and normal weight children (p<0.05).
  2. † denotes a significant difference between overweight and normal weight children (p<0.05).