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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants at baseline and the follow-up examination

From: Intake of n-3 LCPUFA and trans-fatty acids is unrelated to development in body mass index and body fat among children

Characteristics Median Q1 Q3
Parental characteristics at baseline (n=285)
Paternal BMI (kg/m2) 25.1 23.2 26.9
Maternal BMI (kg/m2) 22.8 20.8 25.2
Maternal education (n=285)
Short n (%) 75 (26.3%)
Medium n (%) 103 (36.1%)
Long n (%) 107 (37.5%)
Characteristics at baseline (6-years of age, n=285)
Sex
Boys (%) 130 (45.6%)
Girls (%) 155 (54.4%)
Weight (kg) 23.9 21.9 26.0
Height (cm) 123.0 119.8 125.5
Sum of skinfold (mm)a 24.4 20.8 28.9
BMI (kg/m2) 15.7 15.0 16.7
Physical activity score (cpm) 695.6 590.5 837.8
Energy intake (MJ/d) 8.2 7.2 9.2
Total fat (E%) 36.0 32.6 38.9
Total fat (g/d) 78.4 65.5 92.9
SFA (E%) 11.8 10.6 12.9
SFA (g/d) 26.1 21.2 31.0
MUFA (E%) 15.5 13.8 17.2
MUFA (g/d) 33.6 27.8 40.5
PUFA (E%) 5.0 4.4 5.5
PUFA (g/d) 10.9 9.3 13.4
n-3 LCPUFA (E%) 0.2 0.2 0.3
n-3 LCPUFA (g/d) 0.5 0.4 0.7
TFA (E%) 0.7 0.5 0.8
TFA (g/d) 1.5 1.1 1.9
Protein (E%) 14.0 12.8 15.2
Protein (g/d) 66.5 60.0 77.0
Carbohydrate (E%) 48.6 45.7 51.5
Carbohydrate (g/d) 253.2 222.3 285.8
Characteristics at follow-up at 9-year-of age (n=285)
Weight (kg) 32.4 29.5 36.3
Height (cm) 139.0 135.4 142.8
Sum of skinfold (mm) 27.3 22.3 38.6
BMI (kg/m2) 16.9 15.7 18.2
Characteristics at second follow up at 13-years-of age (n=221)
Weight (kg) 50.4 45.2 55.5
Height (cm) 163.4 158.5 168
Sum of skinfold (mm)b 29.4 23.4 40.9
BMI (kg/m2) 18.7 17.3 20.4
  1. an=283; b n=220