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Table 4 Comparison of changes in body weight and body composition during the sophomore year by housing status (on campus versus off campus)

From: Characterization of body weight and composition changes during the sophomore year of college

  On Campus (N = 22) Off Campus (N = 26)
  Fall 2005 Spring 2006 Change in Fall 2005 Spring 2006 Change in
Body Weight (kg) 62.3 ± 9.1 62.7 ± 9.6 0.4 58.8 ± 7.2 58.8 ± 7.6 0
Body Fat (%) 30.6 ± 6.0 30.7 ± 5.0 0.1 33.0 ± 5.7 31.0 ± 5.7 -2.0*
Fat Mass (kg) 19.1 ± 6.3 19.3 ± 5.9 0.2 19.4 ± 5.0 18.2 ± 5.0 -1.2*
Fat-Free Mass (kg) 39.5 ± 4.1 39.9 ± 4.1 0.4 36.1 ± 3.3§ 37.2 ± 3.7 1.1*
  1. Δ Spring to fall
  2. *Change significantly different from on campus group at P < 0.05
  3. Significantly different from fall 2005 at P < 0.05
  4. §Significantly different from on campus fall 2005 P < 0.05