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Table 3 Prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents by age, gender, and puberty stage

From: High prevalence of overweight among adolescents in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Charateristics aOverweight bObesity
  % PR (95% CI) % PR (95% CI)
Gender     
   Boys 22.0 1.65(1.42, 2.10) 5.4 4.15(2.31, 7.74)
   Girls 13.3 1 1.3 1
Age     
   11 years 23.6 2.23(1.59, 3.10) 4.8 2.18 (1.00, 4.82)
   12 years 18.4 1.74(1.24, 2.42) 2.8 1.27 (0.59, 3.00)
   13 years 18.5 1.75(1.26, 2.40) 3.3 1.50 (0.69, 3.22)
   ≥ 14 years 10.6 1 2.2 1
Pubertal stage     
   Pre-pubertal 21.0 1.21 ( 0.94, 1.55) 5.5 1.90 (1.07, 3.33)
   Pubertal 17.3 1 2.9 1
Total 17.8   3.2  
  1. a,b IOTF’s definition for overweight and obesity in adolescents[15]. PR: Prevalence ratio.