Journal of Diabetes Research / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Sex Differences in the Association between Level of Childhood Interleukin-6 and Insulin Resistance in Adolescence

Table 1

Characteristics of participants by sex and age: mean and standard deviation.

VariablesBoysGirls
9 years13 years9 years13 years

Age (years)9.6 (0.4)13.4 (0.3)9.5 (0.3)13.3 (0.3)
Height (cm)*140.6 (5.7)164.9 (8.0)138.8 (6.8)162.2 (6.8)
Weight (kg)33.7 (6.0)51.7 (10.0)32.7 (6.1)50.5 (8.5)
BMI (kg m−2)17.0 (2.2)18.9 (2.7)16.9 (2.2)19.2 (2.6)
Normal weight/overweight/obese (%)88.1/9.9/2.088.7/9.3/2.087.2/12.1/0.790.7/9.3/0.0
Waist circumference (cm)*62.1 (6.3)68.3 (7.0)60.6 (6.2)65.7 (5.4)
Sum of four skinfolds (mm)*27.5 (12.5)31.2 (17.8)33.8 (15.8)37.4 (15.6)
Tanner stages (1–5)1.1 (0.2)3.4 (0.8)1.4 (0.6)3.8 (0.8)
Aerobic fitness (mL kg−1 min−1)*53.4 (6.8)53.0 (7.9)47.6 (5.9)45.7 (7.2)
IL-6 (pg mL−1)0.8 (1.0)0.6 (0.5)1.1 (1.3)0.8 (1.4)
HOMA score*1.2 (0.6)2.5 (1.4)1.3 (0.7)2.9 (1.5)

* , girls versus boys.

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