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Table 2 The prevalence of overweight and difference in prevalence proportion in 2-17-year-old children whose parents lived separately at the time of study, stratified by country

From: Prevalence of overweight in 2 to 17 year-old children and adolescents whose parents live separately: a Nordic cross-sectional study

   Overweight    
  n % (95% CI) Diffa% (95% CI) P b
Denmark       
Overall 1,610 11.2 (9.6; 12.7)    
Cohabiting 152c 11.0 (9.4; 12.7)    
Separate 28c 12.0 (7.8; 16.1) 0.9 (-3.6; 5.4) 0.69
Finland       
Overall 1,240 16.5 (14.5; 18.6)    
Cohabiting 165c 16.0 (13.8; 18.3)    
Separate 40c 19.0 (13.7; 24.4) 3.0 (-2.7; 8.8) 0.30
Iceland       
Overall 1,263 19.0 (16.8; 21.2)    
Cohabiting 186c 17.5 (15.1; 19.7)    
Separate 54c 26.9 (20.7; 33.0) 9.4 (2.8; 15.9) <0.01
Norway       
Overall 1,279 15.3 (13.3; 17.3)    
Cohabiting 158c 14.8 (12.7; 17.0)    
Separate 38c 17.8 (12.6; 22.8) 2.8 (-2.7; 8.4) 0.32
Sweden       
Overall 1,217 16.3 (14.2; 18.3)    
Cohabiting 149c 15.2 (13.0; 17.5)    
Separate 49c 20.5 (15.4; 25.6) 5.3 (-0.3; 10.9) 0.07
  1. aDifference (prevalence proportion in Separate minus prevalence proportion in Cohabiting).
  2. bP value, chi square test.
  3. cn denotes the number of overweight children.
  4. % denotes prevalence proportion.
  5. CI denotes confidence interval.
  6. Cohabiting: Parents of the child lived together.
  7. Separate: Parents of the child lived separately.