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Table 1 Anthropometric characteristics of young sedentary and active males and females

From: Relationship between the percentage of body fat and surrogate indices of fatness in male and female Polish active and sedentary students

Variable Active subjects Sedentary subjects
  Males (n = 90) Females (n = 87) Males (n = 49) Females (n = 46)
Age (years) 21.0 ± 1.8 21.0 ± 2.0 22.0 ± 1.0 21.3 ± 1.4
Weight (kg) 78.4 ± 9.6 61.2 ± 6.7a 73.6 ± 8.7c 60.6 ± 7.8h
Height (cm) 182.4 ± 6.7 170.3 ± 1.2a 180.9 ± 6.0 167.2 ± 5.5g
BMI 23.6 ± 2.4 21.1 ± 1.6a 22.5 ± 2.2d 21.7 ± 2.8h
Fat (%) 14.4 ± 3.9 25.2 ± 3.3a 16.7 ± 4.7 30.9 ± 6.5g,,h
Fat (kg) 11.5 ± 4.3 15.5 ± 3.1a 12.4 ± 4.0 18.8 ± 5.0g,h
LBM (kg) 66.9 ± 6.8 45.7 ± 4.5a 61.2 ± 7.2e 41.8 ± 5.9g,h
Waist (cm) 81.9 ± 6.5 71.3 ± 4.2a 78.8 ± 5.2f 72.0 ± 5.8h
Hip (cm) 98.3 ± 5.3 95.9 ± 5.4b 94.3 ± 5.2e 95.8 ± 8.1
WHR 0.83 ± 0.04 0.74 ± 0.04a 0.84 ± 0.04 0.75 ± 0.06h
WHtR 0.45 ± 0.03 0.42 ± 0.02a 0.44 ± 0.03 0.43 ± 0.04
BAI 21.9 ± 2.5 25.2 ± 2.5a 20.8 ± 2.2 26.3 ± 3.9h
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation. Statistical significance evaluated using one-way ANOVA and Tukey’s post-hoc test. aP < 0.001 versus active males; bP < 0.02 versus active males; cP < 0.03 versus active males; dP < 0.02 versus active males; eP < 0.001 versus active males; fP < 0.004 versus active males; gP < 0.001 versus active females; hP < 0.001 versus sedentary males. ANOVA, analysis of variance; BAI, body adiposity index; BMI, body mass index; LBM, lean body mass; WHR, waist to hip ratio; WHtR, waist to height ratio.