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Table 8 Average BMI z scores and physical fitness scores between those who exercise and those who do not

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

  Do you exercise? P-value
Yes n = 311 No n = 35
BMI z-scores −0.357 ± 0.97 − 0.171 ± 1.15 0.364
Hand grip (kg) 4.5 ± 2.1 3.9 ± 2.3 0.148
Forward jump (cm) 4.7 ± 2.0 4.0 ± 2.0 0.070
Sit-ups (s) 3.9 ± 1.9 2.9 ± 1.8 0.003*
Flexibility (cm) 1.0 ± 0.3 1.5 ± 2.1 0.169
50 m run (s) 6.6 ± 2.4 5.1 ± 2 0.004*
Total physical fitness score 20.6 ± 7.2 17.5 ± 7.5 0.021*
  1. n = 346