Variables (units) Boys (n = 43) Girls (n = 49) P value       
Age (years) 10.5 ± 0.8 10.9 ± 0.9 0.043
Stature (cm) 141.8 ± 7.9 143.8 ± 8.9 0.268
Body mass (kg) 38.7 ± 10.3 43.1 ± 10.9 0.052
BMI (kg.m-2) 19.04 ± 3.7 20.7 ± 3.8 0.040
Waist circumference (cm) 63.5 ± 8.9 63.6 ± 8.1 0.972
Cardiorespiratory fitness (shuttles) 18.5 ± 9.3 15.2 ± 4.4 0.038
Standing broad jump (cm) 141.1 ± 23.8 128.7 ± 18.2 0.007
Handgrip (kg) 15.8 ± 3.7 17.3 ± 3.4 0.045
VO2max (ml/kg/min) 24.5  ± 3.9 23.2 ± 1.9 0.045
Physical activity (PAQ-C) 3.06  ± 0.5 2.9 ± 0.6 0.211
All variables are presented as mean ± SD. P-value for genders is presented. Significance level was set at (P<0.05). Significant values are given in bold.
Table 1: Descriptive statistics (mean ± SD) for age, anthropometry, physical fitness, and physical activity variables in children by sex.