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Table 7 Anthropometric measurements by age group and sex from childhood to adulthood.

From: Impact of obesity on glucose and lipid profiles in adolescents at different age groups in relation to adulthood

Age group Age (years) BMI(%) CPR (ratio) STR (index) SUM
Male      
9–12 years (N = 128) 10.6 ± 0.6 86.4 ± 1.1 2.3 ± 0.07 1.5 ± 0.05 89 ± 8
13–15 years (N = 128) 14.3 ± 0.4 87.7 ± 1.3 2.4 ± 0.05 1.6 ± 0.04 110 ± 6
16–19 years (N = 128) 18.1 ± 0.5 88.6 ± 1.7 2.5 ± 0.07 1.5 ± 0.04 123 ± 7
20–23 years (N = 128) 22.9 ± 0.7 86.3 ± 2.2 2.7 ± 0.06 1.8 ± 0.05 139 ± 10
24–27 years (N = 128) 26.3 ± 0.6 87.0 ± 2.4 2.8 ± 0.06 1.9 ± 0.07 155 ± 9
28–31 years (N = 128) 28.5 ± 1.4 87.5 ± 2.6 3.2 ± 0.07 2.3 ± 0.07 173 ± 11
32–38 years (N = 128) 35.0 ± 2.6 87.0 ± 2.6 3.2 ± 0.09* 2.4 ± 0.08* 190 ± 12*
Female      
9–12 years (N = 112) 11.3 ± 0.7 85.6 ± 1.4 2.4 ± 0.06 1.3 ± 0.05 91 ± 5
13–15 years (N = 112) 13.6 ± 0.4 85.8 ± 2.3 2.5 ± 0.07 1.5 ± 0.06 112 ± 7
16–19 years (N = 112) 17.8 ± 0.4 87.9 ± 1.8 2.5 ± 0.04 1.6 ± 0.04 125 ± 9
20–23 years (N = 112) 21.2 ± 0.6 87.5 ± 2.2 2.7 ± 0.06 1.9 ± 0.07 144 ± 9
24–27 years (N = 112) 25.3 ± 0.4 87.9 ± 2.1 2.8 ± 0.07 1.8 ± 0.06 160 ± 11
28–31 years (N = 112) 29.3 ± 0.4 87.2 ± 1.7 2.9 ± 0.08 2.1 ± 0.06 174 ± 10
32–38 years (N = 112) 35.1 ± 0.5 87.5 ± 2.1 3.1 ± 0.07* 2.4 ± 0.07* 192 ± 13*
  1. CPR: subscapular skinfold + suprailliac skinfold) / (triceps skinfold+ thigh skinfold), STR: ratio of subscapular to triceps skinfold, SUM:triceps, subscapular, suprailliac and thigh skinfolds in the total sample. * : P < 0.01 significative difference between adulthood obesity and adolescent obesity.