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Table 2 Variation in mean height and BMI in relation to social background and the occurrence of allergic diseases.

From: Influence of allergic disorders on physical development

    Women Mend
Factor Category n Mean SD n Mean SD
BODY HEIGHT
SES Low 63 166.9 5.6 26 180.3 5.6
  Average 331 167.1 5.9 135 180.4 5.9
  High 84 167.4 5.5 34 181.5 5.4
    F = 0.10 p = 0.907   F = 0.13 p = 0.927  
Occurrence of allergy No 408 167.7 5.8 167 181.4 5.8
  Yes 70 166.5 5.5 28 180.2 5.5
    F = 1.42 p = 0.234   F = 2.42 p = 0.367  
SES and occurrence of allergy Low No 58 167.6 5.5 24 180.8 5.7
  Low Yes 5 166.2 5.6 2 179.9 -
  Average No 288 167.4 5.9 118 182.1 5.8
  Average Yes 43 166.7 5.9 17 180.3 5.7
  High No 62 168.2 5.6 25 182.9 5.6
  High Yes 22 166.5 5.5 9 181.6 5.5
    F = 0.15 p = 0.858   F = 0.18 p = 0.821  
BODY MASS INDEX
SES Low 63 19.7 2.6 26 21.51 2.6
  Average 331 20.6 2.5 135 22.46 2.5
  High 84 20.8 2.7 34 22.85 2.8
    F = 1.21 p = 0.300   F = 1.14 p = 0.321  
Occurrence of allergy No 408 20.7 2.6 167 22.89 2.8
  Yes 70 20.1 2.3 28 22.10 2.4
    F = 1.51 p = 0.219   F = 0.45 p = 0.503  
SES and occurrence of allergy Low No 58 20.6 2.4 24 22.34 2.6
  Low Yes 5 18.9 2.6 2 22.89 -
  Average No 288 20.4 2.6 118 22.62 2.5
  Average Yes 43 20.7 2.7 17 22.49 2.4
  High No 62 20.81 2.65 25 22.84 2.71
  High Yes 22 20.73 2.36 9 22.67 2.56
    F = 1.14 p = 0.322   F = 0.65 p = 0.520