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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics weight status and health related quality of life (HRQoL) scores in adolescents in PRALIMAP

From: Effect of gender on the association between weight status and health-related quality of life in adolescents

  All N=5,226 Boys N= 2,354(45.0%) Girls N= 2,354(45.0%) p-value
  Mean/% SD Mean/% SD Mean/% SD  
Socio demographics Characteristics        
Age (years) 15.7 0.6 15.7 07 15.6 0.6 0.0004
Age groups        <0.0001
  15 years old 68.0   64.8   70.5   
  <15 years old 2.4   2.4   2.5   
  >15 years old 29.6   32.7   27.0   
Type of high school        <0.0001
  General/technological 83.2   78.2   87.2   
  Vocational 16.8   21.8   12.8   
Social and professionals class of family head        0.0995
  Farmers, store keeper, craftsmen, managers 8.2   7.7   8.6   
  Executives 14.3   15.2   13.5   
  Intermediate jobs 20.2   20.5   19.9   
  Employees jobs 48.0   48.1   47.9   
  Unemployed, retired 9.4   8.5   10.2   
Parent occupation        0.0100
  Both parents work 64.9   66.1   63.9   
  One parent has a job 29.6   29.5   29.8   
  Neither parent work 5.4   4.4   6.3   
Perception of family income        0.7371
  Low 6.4   6.2   6.6   
  Moderate 34.2   34.7   33.9   
  High 59.3   59.1   59.5   
Parents considered overweight by adolescent 40.2   37.9   42.1   0.0023
Weight status        
Body mass index (kg/m2) 21.6 3.5 21.5 3.5 21.6 3.5 0.1639
Body mass index class        0.0042
  Thin 5.0   4.5   5.5   
  Normal 76.1   75.1   77.0   
  Overweight 14.9   15.6   14.2   
  Obese 4.0   4.8   3.3   
HRQoL scores (0-100)        
Mental score 64.5 23.3 73.3 20.0 57.3 23.3 <0.0001
Physical score 75.6 18.5 82.2 15.7 70.1 18.8 <0.0001
Social score 68.8 19.1 71.9 18.7 66.2 19.1 <0.0001
  1. a: Chi-square test for qualitative variables; Student test for qualitative variables; b: according to the international Obesity Task Force.