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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for the HRQoL subscale scores in the compared objective/perceived weight groups in the population and the treatment sample (mean; standard error)

From: Health-related quality of life in overweight German children and adolescents: do treatment-seeking youth have lower quality of life levels? Comparison of a clinical sample with the general population using a multilevel model approach

  Population mean Normal-weight/ proper weight Overweight/ proper weight Normal-weight/ too fat Overweight/ too fat Obese/ too fat Treatment sample
Parent proxy-reported HRQoL (8–16 years old)
  N = 9076 N=4294 N=149 N=688 N=660 N=549 N=137
Physical well-being boys 77.84; 0.29 80.86; 0.39 80.05; 1.95 75.25; 1.22 76.70; 1.03 74.17; 1.22 75.80; 2.40
girls 74.50; 0.33 76.30; 0.43 78.60; 1.93 72.25; 1.13 71.35; 1.05 68.53; 1.17 74.08; 2.01
Emotional well-being boys 80.09; 0.22 81.76; 0.27 82.18; 1.54 78.79; 0.88 79.21; 0.98 80.02; 0.83 76.04; 2.11
girls 80.03; 0.25 81.38; 0.31 84.12; 1.63 78.07; 0.97 78.06; 0.82 77.10; 1.04 78.04; 1.55
Self-esteem boys 68.18; 0.26 69.73; 0.36 72.11; 1.41 65.81; 0.97 67.21; 1.04 68.40; 0.95 62.87; 2.23
girls 68.29; 0.25 69.60; 0.33 71.20; 1.93 65.63; 0.88 66.21; 1.04 65.93; 1.07 63.23; 1.77
Family boys 76.99; 0.25 78.25; 0.36 78.12; 1.82 75.18; 0.93 77.38; 0.88 79.35; 0.95 77.04; 2.05
girls 77.69; 0.25 78.77; 0.34 77.63; 2.70 75.46; 0.91 76.75; 0.93 76.72; 1.16 75.58; 1.61
Friends boys 77.56; 0.25 79.57; 0.29 78.80; 1.91 76.29; 1.00 77.18; 0.90 76.52; 1.03 71.41; 2.32
girls 77.15; 0.24 78.39; 0.30 81.42; 1.71 75.50; 0.78 74.37; 0.96 73.35; 1.36 71.06; 1.30
School boys 73.78; 0.27 75.73; 0.37 74.65; 1.52 71.94; 1.15 73.95; 1.15 73.17; 1.10 72.07; 2.35
girls 75.77; 0.31 76.76; 0.39 73.60; 2.12 75.85; 1.07 76.24; 0.90 71.54; 1.16 77.22; 1.79
Children’s self-reported HRQoL (11–16 years old)
  N = 5954 N=2063 N=62 N=1485 N=494 N=381 N=65
Physical well-being boys 74.50; 0.32 77.16; 0.44 79.83; 2.38 73.38; 0.74 72.99; 1.09 71.50; 1.31 66.09; 3.76
girls 67.97; 0.40 72.10; 0.62 72.26; 3.56 65.22; 0.67 64.14; 1.21 65.36; 1.28 74.01; 2.43
Emotional well-being boys 82.27; 0.25 83.52; 0.39 86.21; 1.61 81.67; 0.55 80.82; 0.93 82.88; 0.89 79.28; 3.27
girls 80.75; 0.32 83.26; 0.45 85.61; 2.69 79.21; 0.57 80.18; 0.99 78.43; 1.36 82.73; 1.77
Self-esteem boys 60.11; 0.38 61.81; 0.59 63.02; 2.81 58.76; 0.86 57.96; 1.29 56.56; 1.43 60.42; 3.85
girls 55.85; 0.37 60.27; 0.60 65.90; 4.95 53.20; 0.67 52.71; 1.38 52.36; 1.84 61.57; 2.25
Family boys 82.54; 0.28 83.77; 0.47 89.31; 2.39 81.41; 0.67 82.45; 1.17 82.22; 1.19 81.25; 2.69
girls 81.58; 0.34 84.74; 0.58 79.74; 3.48 78.66; 0.61 79.58; 1.12 82.93; 1.13 78.73; 2.84
Friends boys 78.78; 0.32 80.63; 0.44 80.80; 2.18 78.82; 0.71 77.13; 1.14 74.79; 1.28 71.99; 3.30
girls 76.83; 0.32 78.70; 0.49 77.68; 2.70 75.92; 0.54 75.65; 1.11 74.71; 1.63 75.00; 2.21
School boys 66.57; 0.38 69.29; 0.56 72.36; 3.04 64.66; 0.81 64.62; 1.25 63.84; 1.43 66.20; 3.48
  girls 66.33; 0.37 70.57; 0.64 74.61; 5.87 63.04; 0.59 64.05; 1.38 62.89; 1.88 68.26; 2.87
  1. Note: Based on the KiGGS sample before the exclusion of underweight and disabled boys and girls (8–16 years old for the analysis of parent-reported values and 11–16 years old for the analysis of self-reported values).
  2. ‡ N denotes group numbers; individual Ns may differ for different HRQoL scores due to missing values).