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Table 2 Characteristics of subjects in experimental groups at baseline *†

From: An increase of cereal intake as an approach to weight reduction in children is effective only when accompanied by nutrition education: a randomized controlled trial

  1 dose of RTEC 2 doses of RTEC 1 dose of RTEC + Nutrition education guide Control
N 46 48 45 39
Males % 56.4 40.5 47.5 51.6
Females % 43.6 59.5 52.5 48.4
Age (m) 110.3 ± 19.7 109.3 ± 18.9 107.8 ± 18.8 110.1 ± 18.9
Anthropometry:     
   Weight (Kg) 47.0 ± 12.9 47.7 ± 12.7 46.4 ± 12.2 48.2 ± 11.7
   Height (Cm) 139.2 ± 12.1 139.01 ± 9.4 138.2 ± 10.8 139.8 ± 11.4
   BMI (Kg/M2) 23.7 ± 3.3 24.3 ± 3.7 23.8 ± 3.1 24.3 ± 3.1
   Height for age (Z-score) 0.4 ± 0.8 0.5 ± 0.8 0.5 ± 0.9 0.6 ± 1.1
   Weight for age (Z-score) 2.1 ± 1.0 2.4 ± 1.4 2.2 ± 1.0 2.4 ± 1.0
   Weight for height (Z-score) 2.9 ± 1.1 3.0 ± 1.0 2.8 ± 0.7 3.0 ± 0.9
Blood lipids:     
   N 27 36 34 32
   Total Cholesterol (mg/dL) 141.3 ± 31.3 140.6 ± 32.9 127.4 ± 23.3 138.8 ± 32.9
   Triglycerides (mg/dL) 108.6 ± 45.2 132.2 ± 46.4 130.2 ± 47.7 125.1 ± 45.1
  1. * Values are means ± standard deviation unless otherwise is mentioned.
  2. † No statistical significant difference among groups was found