Table 1

Anthropometric characteristics by parental marital status, presented as mean and SD, for all children and boys and girls separately

MarriedNever-marriedDivorced
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)
All childrenn=2004n=903n=230
p Value*p Value†
Height (cm)131.8 (6.0)131.7 (5.6)0.48132.5 (6.4)0.39
Weight (kg)29.4 (5.7)29.4 (5.2)0.7630.8 (6.5)0.02
BMI (kg/m2)16.8 (2.4)16.9 (2.2)0.9617.4 (2.8)0.03
Waist (cm)58.3 (6.1)58.4 (5.7)0.4860.3 (7.6)<0.01
WHtR0.44 (0.04)0.44 (0.04)0.480.46 (0.05)0.02
Boysn=1017n=470n=121
p Value*p Value†
Height (cm)132.4 (5.9)131.9 (5.6)0.16133.8 (6.3)0.12
Weight (kg)29.6 (5.8)29.2 (5.1)0.1731.7 (6.8)0.04
BMI (kg/m2)16.8 (2.5)16.7 (2.2)0.5917.6 (2.9)0.12
Waist (cm)58.8 (6.2)58.4 (5.5)0.1861.4 (8.0)0.03
WHtR0.44 (0.04)0.44 (0.04)0.490.46 (0.05)0.08
Girlsn=987n=433n=109
p Value*p Value†
Height (cm)131.1 (6.0)131.4 (5.5)0.71131.1 (6.1)0.75
Weight (kg)29.1 (5.6)29.5 (5.3)0.5629.9 (6.2)0.47
BMI (kg/m2)16.8 (2.3)17.0 (2.2)0.5117.3 (2.6)0.37
Waist (cm)57.7 (5.9)58.5 (5.8)0.2159.2 (6.9)0.19
WHtR0.44 (0.04)0.44 (0.04)0.170.45 (0.05)0.17
  • *p Value for differences between married and never married.

  • †p Value for differences between married and divorced.

  • BMI, body mass index; WHtR, waist-to-height ratio.