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Table 4 Crude prevalence ratio (PR) and confidence intervals (95% CI) for overweight and over-fat relative to chronological age, estimated biological maturity status and cardiorespiratory fitness categories for males (n = 626) and females (n = 580)

From: Nutritional status, biological maturation and cardiorespiratory fitness in Azorean youth aged 11–15 years

    Poisson regression
Sex Variable Category Overweight and obese Over-fat
    PR crude PR crude
Males Chronological age   0.99 (0.97-1.01) 0.96 (0.94-0.99)
  % Estimated mature stature Late 1 1
   On time 1.23 (1.18-1.27) 1.11 (0.95-1.30)
   Early 1.52 (1.46-1.59) 1.29 (1.01-1.52)
  Cardiorespiratory fitness Unfit 1 1
   Fit 0.86 (0.81-0.91) 0.86 (0.82-0.91)
Females Chronological age   1.01 (0.99-1.03) 1.02 (0.99-1.04)
  % Estimated mature stature Late 1 1
   On time 1.21 (1.15-1.27) 1.07 (1.01-1.13)
   Early 1.77 (1.67-1.86) 1.48 (1.38-1.60)
  Cardiorespiratory fitness Unfit 1 1
   Fit 0.87 (0.82-0.91) 0.88 (0.84-0.93)
  1. Overweight and obesity by IOTF criteria [17]; Over-fat, >25% for boys and >30% for girls [19, 20]; CRF categories were based on age- and sex-specific cut-offs of the FITNESSGRAM [23].