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Table 2 Comparison of anthropometric parameters of the AN and control group

From: Breath test using 13C methacetin does not seem to be useful in the assessment of liver function in girls with anorexia nervosa: a case control study

Parameter Females with AN n = 41 (mean ± SD) Control group n = 40 (mean ± SD) P
Age (years) 14.7 ± 1.48 15.1 ± 1.62 0.258
Weight (kg) 41.23 ± 5.61 54.58 ± 6.12 < 0.001
Weight percentile 12 ± 15 53 ± 21 < 0.001
Height (cm) 162.2 ± 6.1 165.0 ± 5.3 0.030
Height percentile 48 ± 28 59 ± 26 0.084
BMI (kg/m2) 15.70 ± 1.84 20.08 ± 1.49 < 0.001
BMI percentile 8 ± 12 50 ± 19 < 0.001