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Table 2 Main characteristics of the participants in this study

From: Maternal anthropometry and feeding behavior toward preschool children: association with childhood body mass index in an observational study of Chilean families

  Boys (n = 504) Girls (n = 525) P-value
Age & Anthropometry    
    Age (years) 4.31 (0.34) 4.30 (0.32) 0.44
    Weight (Kg.) 18.4 (2.7) 18.2 (2.7) 0.17
    Height (cm.) 104.6 (4.5) 103.9 (5.8) 0.02
    BMI (Kg./m2) 16.5 (1.7) 16.8 (1.7) 0.98
    BMI z score 1.0 (1.1) 1.0 (0.83) 0.24
    Obesity (% BMI z-score ≥ 2) 16.5% 12.8% 0.09
    Waist circumference (cm.) 53.7 (4.0) 53.3 (4.0) 0.04
    Waist-to-Height ratio 0.51 (0.03) 0.51 (0.04) 0.50
    Maternal age (years) 31.4 (6.8) 32.1 (7.1) 0.20
    Maternal BMI (Kg./m2) 27.3 (5.3) 26.9 (4.9) 0.32
CFQ Scores    
    Perceived responsibility 4.7 (4.3-5.0) 5.0 (4.3-5.0) 0.99
    Concern over child's weight 4.3 (3.7-4.7) 4.3 (3.7-5.0) 0.13
    Restriction 2.8 (2.4-3.1) 2.8 (2.3-3.1) 0.30
    Pressure to eat 3.8 (3.0-4.3) 3.8 (3.0-4.3) 0.33
    Monitoring 4.3 (3.7-5.0) 4.3 (3.7-5.0) 0.98
  1. Anthropometric and socio-demographic variables are displayed as mean (standard deviation). CFQ scores are shown as median (percentile 25 - percentile 75). Differences by gender were assessed through the Mann-Whitney test