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Table 1 Anthropometric, clinical and biochemical characteristics at baseline of 938 obese children involved in the study.

From: Thyroid function derangement and childhood obesity: an Italian experience

  Mean ± SD Range
N 938  
Prepubertal (%) 572 (61%)  
Age (yr) 10.3 ± 2.6 4.5-15.9
Gender 48% girls  
BMI z-score 2.9 ± 0.7 1.8-5.8
Waist SD 3.7 ± 2.3 0-11
SBP SD 0.7 ± 1.1 -1.5-4.6
DBP SD 0.2 ± 0.7 -1.3-2.7
TSH (micrUI/ml) 2.6 ± 1.2 0.2-8.5
fT3 (pg/ml) 3.8 ± 0.8 1.1-7.1
fT4 (pg/ml) 10.3 ± 1.6 6.2-15.9
HDL (mg/dl) 45 ± 9.5 28-82
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 91.2 ± 44 50-198
HOMA 7.3 ± 5.4 1.1-18