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Table 3 Physical fitness scores among school age children

From: Relationship between breakfast consumption, BMI status and physical fitness of Ghanaian school-aged children

Fitness test Total Boys Girls P-value
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD  
Hand grip (kg) 4.4 2.2 4.1 2.4 4.5 1.9 0.069
Forward jump (cm) 4.6 2.1 4.1 2.2 5.0 1.8 < 0.001
Sit ups (s) 3.7 2.0 3.9 2.1 3.5 1.7 0.028
Flexibility (cm) 1.1 0.6 1.0 0.1 1.1 0.9 0.120
50 m run (s) 6.4 2.5 6.0 2.6 6.6 2.4 0.002
Total physical fitness score 20.1 7.3 19.2 8.3 21.0 6.2 0.012
  1. Raw scores have been converted to standard scores ranging from one to ten for age and gender for physical fitness standards for Japanese children. N = 433