Table 2 Characteristics of children according to high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and serum magnesium levels
High-sensitivity C-reactive protein ⩾3 mg/lControl group*
Magnesium <1.8 mg/dlMagnesium ⩾1.8 mg/dl
n = 95n = 14n = 379
Age (years)11.3 (1.1)11.1 (1.4)11.4 (1.2)
Weight (kg)50.3 (14.2)56.4 (12.9)48.3 (14.7)**
BMI (kg/m2)22.1 (4.6)25.6 (2.3)21.1 (4.7)**
Waist (cm)75.4 (12.9)76.9 (15.1)72.6 (13.2)
Total body fat (kg)15.8 (7.5)22.2 (6.6)15.1 (8.2)**
Body fat (%)29.6 (7.7)35.4 (8.6)28.6 (8.7)**
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)104.4 (20.5)104.2 (14.2)102.2 (18.1)
Diastolic blood pressure, (mm Hg)59.6 (13.4)57.5 (7.2)57.6 (12.3)
Fasting glucose (mg/dl)96.0 (13.9)93.1 (13.1)89.5 (11.0)**
Fasting insulin (μU/ml)13.6 (7.5)12.1 (8.7)10.8 (8.6)**
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dl)46.4 (9.0)48.7 (10.9)53.5 (17.7)**
Triglycerides (mg/dl)131.5 (43.5)95.1 (30.5)91.1 (53.3)**
Magnesium (mg/dl)1.3 (0.3)1.8 (0.03)2.2 (0.4)†
hsCRP (mg/l)2.45 (10.6)0.9 (2.1)0.8 (0.5)†
  • Values are mean (SD). *hsCRP <3 mg/l and magnesium ⩾1.8 mg/dl. **p<0.05: †p<0.001. p Value estimated using one-way ANOVA t test.