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Table 2 Frequency of overweight or obesity in Québec and Jamaican children by selected characteristics, by sex and by both sexes combined

From: Household food insecurity and childhood overweight in Jamaica and Québec: a gender-based analysis

   Overweight or obese Québec children Overweight or obese Jamaican children
Characteristic Category Girls Boys All Girls Boys All
Sex Girl ///////////// ///////////// 26.3 ///////////// ///////////// 12.6
  Boy ///////////// ///////////// 25.3 ///////////// ///////////// 9.2
Family SES Tertile 1 (Low) 34.5* 29.6 32.2* 8.3 5.3* 6.8*
  Tertile 2 (Medium) 22.8 23.6 23.2 14.9 9.5 12.2
  Tertile 3 (High) 21.6 23.0 22.2 14.2 11.6 13.0
Household food insecurity No 23.2* 23.1 23.1* 13.7 10.5 12.1*
  Yes 66.0 34.6 52.5 9.8 6.1 7.9
Family type Two-parent family 21.7* 24.5 23.1* 13.8 10.8 12.5
  Blended family 28.8 27.0 28.1 13.5 8.7 11
  Single-parent family 41.9 27.6 35.2 10.8 8.2 9.5
Pastry consumption Less than once a day 30.7* 25.6 28.4 13.5 10 11.9
  Once to less than twice a day 26.1 20.5 23.1 10.3 8.7 9.5
  Twice a day or more 10.4 24.9 17.1 9.2 6.7 7.9
Fruit consumption Less than once a day 34.2 28.4 31.4 14.5 9.3 12
  Once to less than twice a day 26.9 19.1 22.8 10.9 9.9 10.4
  Twice a day or more 24.4 24.4 24.4 11.5 7.7 9.6
Vegetable consumption Less than once a day 41.9* 31.7 37.3* 13.1 9.1 11.2
  Once to less than twice a day 19.9 22.7 21.2 12.5 9.4 10.9
  Twice a day or more 21.9 21.4 21.6 12.5 9.6 11.1
Physical activity (Québec) Same, lower or much lower than other children 28.8 26.3 27.6 ////////// ////////// //////////
  Higher or much higher than other children 20.4 23.4 21.8 ////////// ////////// //////////
Physical activity (Jamaica) None or low ////////// ////////// ////////// 15.0* 9.1 12.5
  Moderate or high ////////// ////////// ////////// 10.1 9.2 9.6
  1. * Statistically significant association between the characteristic and the dependent variables within column (chi-square P ≤ 0.05)