Table 1

Mean (SD) anthropometry and plasma leptin concentrations by gender

Males (n=251)Females (n=221)p value
Age (years)8.01 (0.69)8.00 (0.68)0.823
Weight (kg)20.9 (2.71)20.7 (2.70)0.409
Height (cm)121.7 (8.94)121.6 (5.99)0.169
BMI (kg/m2)14.00 (1.01)13.89 (1.04)0.266
MUAC (mm)160.4 (15.1)165.6 (13.3)≤0.0001
Weight for age Z score−1.63 (1.01)−1.53 (0.83)0.255
Height for age Z score−1.00 (0.86)−0.89 (0.94)0.184
BMI for age Z score−1.44 (0.92)−1.42 (0.77)0.822
Plasma leptin (ng/ml)1.83 (0.48)2.36 (0.91)≤0.0001