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Table 2 Characteristics of participating African-American boys and girls

From: Lp(a)-cholesterol is associated with HDL-cholesterol in overweight and obese African American children and is not an independent risk factor for CVD

  Boys Girls p-value1
Sample size, n 56 65  
Anthropometrics Mean (SEM)  
Age (years) 10.7 (0.1) 10.6 (0.1) 0.575
Pubertal stage 2.4 (0.2) 3.5 (0.1) < 0.001
Height (cm) 148.1 (0.02) 150.8 (0.01) 0.248
Weight (kg) 62.5 (2.6) 69.1 (2.3) 0.057
BMI-z score 2.0 (0.07) 2.2 (0.05) 0.050
WC (cm) 87.0 (2.1) 93.0 (1.8) 0.032
Plasma lipoproteins, mg/dl    
TC 168.0 (3.6) 168.3 (4.6) 0.955
HDL-C 56.2 (1.6) 52.0 (1.4) 0.052
VLDL-C 15.9 (0.6) 16.1 (0.4) 0.736
IDL-C 9.1 (0.6) 9.4 (0.6) 0.724
LDL-C 95.9 (3.2) 100.4 (4.0) 0.371
TAG 68.4 (4.4) 75.1 (3.1) 0.202
Lp(a)-C 7.8 (0.54) 8.1(0.51) 0.699
  1. 1Statistical significance of differences determined using two-tailed t-test following Levene's test for equality of variances
  2. Abbreviations: Body mass index: BMI, Body mass index z-score: BMIz, Waist circumference: WC, Total cholesterol: TC, High density lipoprotein cholesterol: HDL-C, Very low density lipoprotein cholesterol: VLDL-C, Intermediate density lipoprotein cholesterol: IDL-C, Low density lipoprotein cholesterol: LDL-C, Triglycerides: TAG, Lp(a) cholesterol: Lp(a)-C