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Table 1 Prevalence of overweight and obesity# of children by gender and migrant status

From: Overweight and obesity at school entry among migrant and German children: a cross-sectional study

   Migrants N = 258 Germans N = 265 p – value*
   overweight obesity overweight obesity overweight obesity
All n/nTotal
%(95% CI)
38/258
14.7 (10.4–19.1)
8/258
3.1 (1.0–5.2)
24/265
9.1 (5.6–12.5)
5/265
1.9 (0.2–3.5)
0.058 0.413
Boys n/nTotal
%(95% CI)
13/129
10.1 (4.9–15.3)
2/129
1.6 (-0.6-3.7)
11/145
7.6 (3.3–11.9)
1/145
0.7 (-0.7-2.0)
0.524 0.603
Girls n/nTotal
%(95% CI)
25/129
19.4 (12.6–26.2)
6/129
4.7 (1.0–8.3)
13/120
10.8 (5.3–16.4)
4/120
3.3 (0.1–6.5)
0.077 0.751
  1. *Fisher's exact test comparing migrants and Germans
  2. #Variable BMI contains 2 missing values