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Table 3 Anthropometric data (mean ± SD) and plasma lipid levels (mean mg/dl ± SD) according to gender and SES

From: Cardiovascular disease risk factors among children of different socioeconomic status in Istanbul, Turkey: Directions for public health and nutrition policy

  Boys Girls
  Middle/ High SES Low SES Middle/ High SES Low SES
Anthropometrical data     
Height (cm) 152.7 ± 8.6*** 149.1 ± 9.1 152.5 ± 7.8** 149.8 ± 7.6
Weight (kg) 43.3 ± 10.0*** 38.4 ± 9.1 44.2 ± 9.6*** 40.6 ± 9.6
BMI (kg/m2)a 18.4 ± 3.2*** 17.1 ± 2.6 18.9 ± 3.1** 17.9 ± 3.00
Sum of Skinfolds (mm) 40.0 ± 23.5*** 28.1 ± 10.5 49.7 ± 23.7*** 33.8 ± 10.6
Biochemical data     
TC (mg/dl) 157.6 ± 29.9 155.3 ± 27.9 159.5 ± 32.0* 168.8 ± 29.9
HDL-C (mg/dl)a 60.4 ± 13.3*** 54.7 ± 11.9 59.9 ± 12.3* 56.1 ± 13.3
LDL-C (mg/dl)a 80.4 ± 29.0 82.5 ± 23.9 82.2 ± 32.1** 91.6 ± 29.3
TG (mg/dl)a 86.4 ± 44.0 88.6 ± 50.0 90.9 ± 57.4 99.6 ± 44.7
TC/HDL-C 2.8 ± 0.9* 3.0 ± 0.8 2.8 ± 0.8*** 3.1 ± 0.8
LDL-C/HDL-Ca 1.4 ± 0.7* 1.6 ± 0.6 1.5 ± 0.7*** 1.7 ± 0.7
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001 vs. corresponding mean values in Low SES group. aParameter was log transformed.