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Table 1 General characteristics of the school-attending and anorexia nervosa sample

From: Body mass index and self-reported body image in German adolescents

Variable Total school-attending Sample School-attending females School-attending males Female patients with AN School-attending males vs. School-attending females School-attending females vs. female patients with AN
(M ± SD) (M ± SD) (M ± SD) p-Value°
  n = 880 n = 486 n = 394 n = 30   
Age   15.4 ± 2.2 15.3 ± 2.2 16.2 ± 1.6 .835 .008**
Height   1.67 ± 0.7 1.76 ± 0.1 1.67 ± 0.1 .665 < .001***
Weight   58.5 ± 10.6 67.9 ± 14.2 42.5 ± 5.9 < .001*** < .001***
BMI   20.9 ± 3.0 21.7 ± 3.2 15.3 ± 1.4 < .001*** < .001***
BMI percent.   54.5 ± 26.6 63.6 ± 24.2 1.3 ± 2.1 < .001*** < .001***
  1. Notes: n = number, M mean, SD standard deviation, m meters, kg kilogram, °unpaired t-Tests; **p < .01; ***p < .001