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Table 2 Overweight by migrant status and social class

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

   Migrants N = 240 Germans N = 256 p – value*
Social class#   Prevalence of overweight
Low n/nTotal
%(95% CI)
14/78
17.9 (9.4–26.5)
4/17
23.5 (3.4–43.7)
0.733
Medium n/nTotal
%(95% CI)
14/133
10.5 (5.3–15.7)
12/159
7.5 (3.4–11.7)
0.414
High n/nTotal
%(95% CI)
8/29
27.6 (11.3–43.9)
8/80
10.0 (3.4–16.6)
0.032
  1. *Fisher's exact test comparing migrants and Germans
  2. #social class index using primary educational qualification, professional education, employment status and size of household (27 missing values). Variable BMI contains 2 missing values