Table 1

Anthropometric measurements

HG

ISG

Mean(std)

Mean(std)

p-value


Anthropometric and Somatotpye

Number in Group

26

14

Age (yrs)

14.04(2.01)

13.51(1.36)

0.20

Maturity

2.69(0.55)

2.57(0.51)

0.25

Height (cm)

161.17(7.95)

158.66(7.31)

0.17

Weight [56]

53.16(14.50)

46.71(9.13)

0.07

LBW [56]

41.75(8.13)

39.31(5.26)

0.16

Body Fat (%)

20.16(5.83)

14.76(6.20)

0.01

BMI

20.25(4.01)

18.46(2.97)

0.08

Endomorph

4.53(1.98)

3.04(1.12)

0.01

Mesomorph

3.28(1.28)

3.01(1.04)

0.28

Ectomorph

3.22(1.44)

3.89(1.72)

0.11

International Physical Activity Questionnaire

Number in Group

26

9

Minutes spent performing:

Mean

Mean

p-value

Vigorous

282.7

333.3

0.61

Moderate

143.8

98.3

0.34

Walking for exercise

97.5

16.7

0.02

Sedentary

776.5

746.7

0.74

Riding in a car

277.3

272.2

0.93

Walking for transportation

84.6

23.3

0.07


Subjects' age, maturity, results of anthropometric measurements, and reported activity levels (average (SD)). P-values of t-test between the HG and ISG are presented. LBW – Lean Body Weight; BMI – Body Mass Index; Endomorph, Mesomorph, Ectomorph – somatotype scores calculated from the Heath-Carter method.

McIntire et al. Scoliosis 2007 2:9   doi:10.1186/1748-7161-2-9

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