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Table 6

Mean ± SD of parent-proxy reporting on the PedsQL by BMI category§.

Total BMI category

Underweight Normal Over weight Obese P-Value
Physical functioning subscale score 82.63 ± 16.47 84.01 ± 13.75 82.10 ± 15.66 81.25 ± 17.13 0.242
Emotional functioning subscale score 74.20 ± 21.51 77.42 ± 16.50 77.48 ± 18.16 72.77 ± 19.03a b 0.045
Social functioning subscale score 83.28 ± 17.79 86.86 ± 13.17 84.22 ± 17.11 80.76 ± 17.57a b 0
School functioning subscale score 79.45 ± 17.45 83.23 ± 15.69 81.28 ± 18.74 78.81 ± 17.74a 0.031
Total Score 79.89 ± 14.70 82.83 ± 11.06 81.44 ± 14.68 78.25 ± 14.71a b 0.003

Girl
Physical functioning subscale score 81.25 ± 17.08 83.81 ± 13.42 82.15 ± 14.96 83.03 ± 16.77 0.664
Emotional functioning subscale score 72.46 ± 20.35 76.94 ± 16.89 75.42 ± 18.09 76.25 ± 19.14 0.503
Social functioning subscale score 83 ± 18.32 87.98 ± 12.59 84.09 ± 16.70 85.65 ± 16.67 0.07
School functioning subscale score 80.96 ± 16.73 84.70 ± 14.59 80.57 ± 17.85 83.50 ± 15.56 0.118
Total Score 79.42 ± 14.71 83.36 ± 10.57 80.56 ± 14.33 82.11 ± 13.74 0.118

Boy
Physical functioning subscale score 84.49 ± 15.75 84.29 ± 14.25 82.03 ± 16.62 79.97 ± 17.38 0.231
Emotional functioning subscale score 76.54 ± 23.18 77.98 ± 15.96 80.14 ± 18.08 70.28 ± 18.55a b 0.004
Social functioning subscale score 83.65 ± 17.41 85.23 ± 13.86 84.38 ± 17.73 77.27 ± 17.48a b 0.003
School functioning subscale score 77.40 ± 17.50 81.08 ± 16.97 82.19 ± 19.91 75.46 ± 20.16 0.07
Total Score 80.52 ± 14.94 82.06 ± 11.71 82.44 ± 15.15 75.53 ± 14.86a b 0.03
§

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.