Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the students

CharacteristicsSemester 1 (n=175)Semester 2 (n=282)Total (n=457)Total range (min–max)
Age (years)9.13±1.447.92±1.458.38±1.565.58–11.92
Weight (kg)34.45±10.3228.55±7.9830.81±9.3915.50–65.80
Height (cm)135.34±10.38127.85±9.43130.72±10.45107.50–159.10
Body mass index (kg/m2)18.45±3.6417.20±3.0717.68±3.3512.04–29.78
Body surface area (m2)1.13±0.201.00±0.161.05±0.190.68–1.66
Body surface area/body weight (m2/kg)0.034±0.0040.036±0.0040.035±0.0040.024–0.044
% Body fat24.88±10.4918.81±7.3421.14±9.165.41–60.06
  • Values are presented as mean ± SD.