Table 2

 Anthropometric details of girls with different pubertal characteristics

Age (y)Height SDSWeight SDSBody mass index SDSWaist:hip ratio†Subscapular skinfold SDSTriceps skinfold SDSSystolic blood pressure SDSDiastolic blood pressure SDS
Data shown as mean (95% CI). Significant differences comparing groups of puberty versus “prepubertal” group are indicated.
*The mean difference is significant at the 0.05 level.
**The mean difference is significant at the 0.005 level.
†Mean values were tested adjusted for one year age intervals (two way ANOVA).
Prepubertal8.6 (8.59 to 8.73)−0.61 (−0.68 to −0.55)−0.27 (−0.31 to −0.19)0.03 (−0.06 to 0.12)0.81 (0.81 to 0.81)0.13 (0.01 to 0.25)0.76 (0.65 to 0.87)0.90 (0.82 to 0.97)0.75 (0.65 to 0.81)
Adrenarche9.6 (9.47 to 9.87)**−0.51 (−0.77 to −0.25)0.09 (−0.25 to 0.43)0.45 (0.08 to 0.82)0.81 (0.79 to 0.82)0.99 (0.35 to 1.63)*1.48 (1.01 to 1.96)**1.01 (0.76 to 1.27)0.93 (0.70 to 1.17)
Thelarche10.1 (10.03 to 10.24)**−0.47 (−0.59 to −0.34)−0.17 (−0.33 to 0.01)0.04 (−0.15 to 0.23)0.79 (0.79 to 0.80)**0.51 (0.24 to 0.77)1.16 (0.94 to 1.37)*1.13 (0.97 to 1.28)0.87 (0.75 to 1.00)
“Pubertal”10.5 (10.45 to 10.65)**−0.15 (−0.29 to −0.01)**0.30 (0.05 to 0.55)**0.39 (0.11 to 0.67)*0.79 (0.79 to 0.80)**0.84 (0.47 to 1.22)**1.27 (0.95 to 1.58)*1.36 (1.20 to 1.59)**0.95 (0.80 to 1.11)