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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and social conditions

From: The association between weight loss and long term development in quality-of-life among children living with obesity: a pragmatic descriptive intervention study

  All Boys Girls p-value
N 120 56 64  
Age, years, mean (SD) 10.4 (2.8) 10.8 (2.9) 10.0 (2.7) 0.14
BMI-SDS, mean (SD) 3.1 (0.7) 3.3 (0.7) 2.9 (0.6)  < 0.001
Waist circumference, cm, mean (SD) 90.4 (15.0) 93.9 (15.4) 87.4 (14.0) 0.02
Blood pressure systolic, mmHg, mean (SD) 118 (11.4) 119 (12.4) 117 (10.6) 0.43
TANITA, Adipose tissue percentage, mean (SD) 35.0 (6.0) 32.8 (6.1) 37.0 (5.3)  < 0.001
Disposition—overweight     0.31
 One parent 49 (40.8%) 19 (34%) 30 (47%)  
 Both parents 60 (50.0%) 32 (57%) 28 (44%)  
 No dispositions 10 (8.3%) 4 (7%) 6 (9%)  
 Unknown 1 (0.8%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%)  
Disposition—mental illness     0.14
 One parent 31 (25.8%) 19 (34%) 12 (19%)  
 Both parents 7 (5.8%) 2 (4%) 5 (8%)  
 No dispositions 81 (67.5%) 34 (61%) 47 (73%)  
 Unknown 1 (0.8%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%)  
VAS1, Joy of living, median (IQR) 9.1 (7.3, 10.0) 9.5 (7.6, 10.0) 8.8 (7.1, 10.0) 0.09
VAS2, Quality of life, median (IQR) 9.6 (7.6, 10.0) 9.6 (7.4, 10.0) 9.6 (7.8, 10.0) 0.62
VAS3, Appetite, median (IQR) 5.4 (4.6, 8.1) 6.6 (4.9, 8.9) 5.2 (4.5, 6.9) 0.03
VAS4, Bullying, median (IQR) 0.6 (0.0, 4.7) 0.4 (0.0, 4.8) 0.6 (0.0, 4.7) 0.59
VAS5, Motivation, median (IQR) 10.0 (9.0, 10.0) 10.0 (8.9, 10.0) 10.0 (9.1, 10.0) 0.57
VAS6, Body perception, median (IQR) 6.1 (3.1, 9.6) 7.8 (3.8, 9.7) 5.4 (3.0, 9.4) 0.18
  1. P-values represent differences between boys and girls. Normal / not normal distributed data is reported as mean with standard deviations (SD) or median with interquartile range (IQR), while categorical variables are reported as n with percentage (%)