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Table 1 Demographic and anthropometric variables in Dutch and Non-Western adolescents

From: Ethnic differences in BMI among Dutch adolescents: what is the role of screen-viewing, active commuting to school, and consumption of soft drinks and high-caloric snacks?

  boys girls
Characteristics Dutch
(n = 410)
Non-Western
(n = 64)
P Valuea Dutch
(n = 426)
Non-Western
(n = 57)
P Value*
age, y 12.7 (.4) 13.0 (.7) .039 12.6 (.5) 12.8 (.5) .054
height, cm 159.3 (8.2) 157.9 (8.1) .163 158.3 (7.3) 156.1 (7.7) .182
weight, kg 47.0 (9.9) 49.9 (9.6) .169 47.8 (9.5) 51.2 (12.0) .066
BMI, kg/m2 18.4 (2.8) 19.9 (3.0) .000 19.0 (3.0) 20.9 (3.9) .003
overweight, No. (%)†
obese, No. (%)b
56 (13.7)
5 (1.2)
13 (20.3)
4 (6.3)
.007 64 (15.0)
11 (2.6)
14 (24.6)
6 (10.5)
.001
  1. Data are presented as mean (SD) unless stated otherwise
  2. * comparing Dutch and Non-Westerners, using the Kolmogorov Smirnov Test (all variables, except for %overweight/%obese), and the Pearson Chi-square (%overweight/% obese)
  3. † using cut-off values described by Cole et al. [19]