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Table 1 Mean (sd) baseline characteristics of participants in two pilot studies

From: Milk consumption and the prepubertal somatotropic axis

  Mongolian boys Mongolian girls Boston girls
n 24 22 28
Age 10.4 (0.7) 10.6 (0.6) 7.6 (0.9)
Weight (kg) 29.1 (0.7) 28.8 (1.0) 25.6 (4.6)
Height (cm) 132.5 (1.4) 130.8 (1.3) 123.9 (6.6)
BMI (kg/m2) 16.5 (0.3) 16.8 (0.3) 16.6 (2.0)
Tanner stage >1 12% (3/24) 4% (1/22) 0% (by design)
Per week:    
Servings of milk 0.8 (1.3) 0.5 (1.0) 14.9 (5.8)
Servings of other dairy1 6.5 (6.0) 4.1 (4.0) 18.9 (10.3)
  1. 1. "Other dairy" for the Boston girls included cheese, ice cream, yoghurt, and cheese-containing dishes such as pizza or pasta. "Other dairy" for the Mongolia children consisted of cheese, yoghurt, or milk added to tea.