Table 1

Anthropometric characteristics of the participants.

City

Gender

N

Age (yr)

Weight (kg)

Height (cm)

BMI (kg/m2)


Al-Khobar

Male

348

16.8 ± 1.1 a

69.9 ± 20.8

168.7 ± 7.9

24.5 ± 6.8

Female

367

16.6 ± 1.0

57.2 ± 13.9 b

157.7 ± 6.1 b

23.0 ± 5.4 b

Jeddah

Male

560

16.8 ± 1.0 a

71.4 ± 20.7

168.4 ± 6.6

25.1 ± 6.8

Female

632

16.5 ± 1.1

57.4 ± 15.7 b

155.9 ± 5.8 b

23.6 ± 6.3 b

Riyadh

Male

493

16.6 ± 1.2 a

68.3 ± 19.9

168.1 ± 7.3

24.1 ± 6.6

Female

508

16.5 ± 1.0

59.2 ± 16.1 b

156.8 ± 5.8 b

24.0 ± 6.2 b


All

Male

1401

16.7 ± 1.1 c

70.0 ± 20.5 c

168.4 ± 7.2 c

24.6 ± 6.7 c

Female

1507

16.5 ± 1.1

57.9 ± 15.5

156.7 ± 5.9

23.6 ± 6.1


Data are means and standard deviations (total n = 2908).

BMI = body mass index.

One-way ANOVA tests: a and b = significant difference between cities at p < 0.05 for males and females, respectively.

t tests for independent samples: c = significant gender difference between males and females at p < 0.05.

Al-Hazzaa et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:140   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-140

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