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Table 2 Frequency of obesity and overweight, in percentages, by age, sex, indicators of family socioeconomic characteristics and obesity risk behaviours

From: Risk behaviors and sports facilities do not explain socioeconomic differences in childhood obesity: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Sample size (n) Obesity Overweight
Age    
 6-10 324 8.6 33.3
 11-15 403 3.0 21.1
p value   <0.01 <0.001
Sex    
 Boy 396 6.1 30.8
 Girl 331 4.8 21.5
p value   0.470 <0.01
Educational level a    
 High 416 4.1 24.3
 Low 392 7.3 29.8
p value 0.062 0.059  
Occupation a    
 Non manual 391 6.1 25.8  
 Manual 310 4.8 28.4
p value   0.456 0.251
Time watching TV/day    
 2 hours or less 510 4.9 27.1
 More than 2 hours 161 6.8 28.6
p value   0.344 0.389
Physical inactivity    
 No 624 5.3 26.6
 Yes 100 7.0 27.0
p value   0.487 0.510
Fruits and vegetables    
 F or/and V 3 or more  times/week 425 7.0 27.7
 Less than 3 times/week 284 3.2 24.3
p value   <0.05 0.178
Breakfast    
 Complete 95 6.3 26.3
 Light or absent 632 5.4 26.6
p value   0.709 0.534
  1. aRefers to educational level and occupation of primary household earner.