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Table 1 Comparison of physical parameters between military personnel and age-matched control adults

From: Body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio misclassification of overweight and obesity in Chinese military personnel

Item Military personnel (n = 353) Control group (n = 380) P value
Mean SD Mean SD
Age (years) 20.14 1.42 20.00 1.44 0.17
Height (cm) 170.98 5.05 168.89 5.98 < 0.01
Weight (kg) 65.16 7.73 58.59 8.93 < 0.01
Fat mass (kg) 8.98 4.16 7.88 4.70 < 0.01
Fat-free mass (kg) 56.20 4.77 50.72 5.43 < 0.01
Trunk fat mass (kg) 4.36 2.52 4.14 2.82 0.27
Trunk fat percentage (%) 12.92 6.12 13.27 6.72 0.47
Visceral fat mass (kg) 0.96 0.77 0.86 0.87 0.08
Subcutaneous fat mass (kg) 8.01 3.42 7.02 3.82 < 0.01
Left arm fat mass (kg) 0.43 0.43 0.35 0.21 < 0.01
Left arm fat percentage (%) 10.56 3.77 10.29 4.33 0.38
Left leg fat mass (kg) 1.95 0.70 1.58 0.80 < 0.01
Left leg fat percentage (%) 14.75 3.86 13.01 4.62 < 0.01
Right arm fat mass (kg) 0.37 0.16 0.33 0.17 < 0.05
Right arm fat percentage (%) 9.85 3.59 9.60 4.17 0.39
Right leg fat mass (kg) 1.98 0.71 1.59 0.81 < 0.01
Right leg fat percentage (%) 14.77 3.73 12.89 4.63 < 0.01
Muscle mass (kg) 53.29 4.53 48.08 5.16 < 0.01
Trunk muscle mass (kg) 26.70 2.79 24.02 2.72 < 0.01
Left arm muscle mass (kg) 3.06 2.29 2.53 1.04 < 0.01
Left leg muscle mass (kg) 10.28 1.02 9.45 1.18 < 0.01
Right arm muscle mass (kg) 2.91 0.31 2.56 0.30 < 0.01
Right leg muscle mass (kg) 10.44 1.04 9.62 1.17 < 0.01
BMI (kg/m2) 22.26 2.28 20.50 2.67 < 0.01
BFP (%) 13.35 4.75 12.80 5.51 0.15
WHR 0.87 0.03 0.86 0.04 < 0.01
  1. Note: BMI body mass index, BFP body fat percentage, WHR waist-to-hip ratio