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Table 1

General characteristics of the 829 children among school students of Tehran.

Variables Total Girl Boy
Age, mean (SD), yr 9.76 ± 1.48 9.57 ± 1.41 10.02 ± 1.53
Height ,mean (SD), cm 138.69 ± 11.85 136.97 ± 11.04 140.87 ± 12.47
Weight ,mean (SD), kg 36.43 ± 11.55 34.56 ± 10.48 38.79 ± 12.39
BMI ,mean (SD) 18.60 ± 4.02 18.12 ± 3.72 19.20 ± 4.32
BMI group
Underweight 61 (7.4) 35 (7.6) 26 (7.1)
Normal weight 476 (57.4) 282 (60.9) 194 (53)
Overweight 171 (20.6) 96 (20.7) 75 (20.5)
Obese 121 (14.6) 50 (10.8) 71 (19.4)