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Table 5

Mean ± SD PedsQL by BMI category§.

Total BMI category

Underweight Normal Overweight Obese P-value
Physical functioning subscale score 81.57 ± 15.42 84.41 ± 13.15 80.87 ± 16.27a 80.09 ± 16.40a 0.04
Emotional functioning subscale score 75.96 ± 19.22 78.60 ± 16.27 77.57 ± 18.36 75.83 ± 18.39 0.345
Social functioning subscale score 83.83 ± 15.71 85.80 ± 13.62 84.27 ± 16.81 81.20 ± 17.06a 0.025
School functioning subscale score 80.82 ± 17.14 83.82 ± 14.82 82.20 ± 16.44 81.12 ± 17.90 0.214
Total Score 80.55 ± 13.09 83.15 ± 10.56 81.28 ± 13.73 79.58 ± 13.87a 0.013

Girl
Physical functioning subscale score 78.05 ± 17.64a 84.30 ± 12.70 79.74 ± 15.92a 82.32 ± 16.47 0.01
Emotional functioning subscale score 73.11 ± 18.36 77.87 ± 16.45 74.92 ± 19.06 79.10 ± 19.16 0.213
Social functioning subscale score 83.57 ± 16.43 86.28 ± 13.58 84.18 ± 16.77 84.57 ± 17.34 0.517
School functioning subscale score 82.50 ± 15.25 85.51 ± 13.40 81.83 ± 16.01 85.51 ± 16.40 0.137
Total Score 79.31 ± 13.91a 83.49 ± 10.10 80.18 ± 13.87a 82.92 ± 13.56 0.038

Boy
Physical functioning subscale score 86.31 ± 10.33 84.56 ± 13.81 82.31 ± 16.69 78.51 ± 16.28a c 0.018
Emotional functioning subscale score 79.81 ± 20.02 79.65 ± 15.97 80.93 ± 16.98 73.52 ± 17.59a b 0.033
Social functioning subscale score 84.18 ± 14.99 85.10 ± 13.68 84.39 ± 16.98 78.78 ± 16.56a b 0.027
School functioning subscale score 78.56 ± 19.47 81.34 ± 16.40 82.69 ± 17.09 78.10 ± 18.37 0.352
Total Score 82.21 ± 11.97 82.65 ± 11.20 82.69 ± 13.52 77.23 ± 13.69a b 0.012
§

One-Way ANOVA was used; for post hoc test Fisher's Least Significant Difference (LSD).

a

: compared with normal weight group, p < 0.05.

b

: compared with overweight group, p < 0.05.

c

: compared with underweight group, p < 0.05.