Table 4: Median anthropometric parameters of the 304 children according to sex at beginning and at the end of the study.

Females (172)Males (132)All children (304)
ParametersInitial meanEnd meanP: I → EInitial meanEnd meanP: I → EInitial meanEnd meanP: I → EP: Females_i → Males_i

Age (months)13.31 ± 6.6415.73 ± 6.5314.53 ± 6.7216.82 ± 6.5313.84 ± 6.6816.20 ± 6.53
Weight (kg)5.64 ± 1.297.28 ± 1.43<0.0016.10 ± 1.277.88 ± 1.45<0.0015.84 ± 1.307.54 ± 1.47<0.0010.002
Height (cm)68.78 ± 6.1670.2 ± 6.210.13470.85 ± 6.2672.71 ± 6.050.08569.68 ± 6.2771.29 ± 6.250.0260.004
HP (cm)42.02 ± 2.0643.14 ± 2.160.00143.23 ± 2.1044.30 ± 1.860.00242.55 ± 2.1643.65 ± 2.11<0.001<0.001
BP (cm)10.46 ± 1.1012.66 ± 0.910.00110.71 ± 1.2112.7 ± 0.930.00110.57 ± 1.1512.68 ± 0.91<0.0010.061

BP: brachial perimeter; HP: head perimeter.