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Table 2 Baseline characteristics for weight development

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

Weight developement Loss Stag Gain p-value
N 81 19 20  
Age, years, mean (SD) 10.1 (2.7) 11.2 (2.7) 10.9 (3.2) 0.19
BMI-SDS, mean (SD) 3.1 (0.7) 3.1 (0.6) 2.9 (0.7) 0.64
Sex     0.30
 Boys 34 (61%) 10 (19%) 12 (21%)  
 Girls 47 (73%) 9 (14%) 8 (13%)  
Waist circumference, cm, mean (SD) 89.3 (14.9) 96.7 (14.6) 88.9 (14.7) 0.14
Blood pressure systolic, mmHg, mean (SD) 118 (11.0) 121 (14.0) 115 (10.2) 0.28
TANITA, Adipose tissue percentage, mean (SD) 34.8 (6.2) 36.8 (6.2) 34.3 (5.3) 0.36
VAS1, Joy of living, median (IQR) 9.1 (7.3, 10.0) 9.8 (6.9, 10.0) 9.0 (7.6, 10.0) 0.84
VAS2, Quality of life, median (IQR) 9.4 (7.0, 10.0) 9.6 (8.2, 10.0) 10.0 (8.0, 10.0) 0.41
VAS3, Appetite, median (IQR) 5.7 (4.7, 8.1) 5.3 (4.2, 7.2) 5.5 (4.9, 8.9) 0.58
VAS4, Bullying, median (IQR) 1.0 (0.0, 4.7) 0.4 (0.0, 5.1) 0.2 (0.0, 4.7) 0.55
VAS5, Motivation, median (IQR) 10.0 (9.0, 10.0) 10.0 (9.7, 10.0) 10.0 (8.1, 10.0) 0.77
VAS6, Body perception, median (IQR) 5.4 (3.0, 9.6) 6.9 (3.2, 9.4) 8.1 (3.7, 10.0) 0.39
  1. Weight development are divided into weight loss (< -0.1 ∆BMI-SDS), weight stagnation (-0.1 to 0.1 ∆BMI-SDS) and weight gain (> 0.1 ∆BMI-SDS). 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 (%). P-values refer to comparisons between the variables in each group