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Table 2 Prevalence (%) of obesity by gender and age

From: Prevalence of obesity in preschool Greek children, in relation to parental characteristics and region of residence

  Weight status of children
  CDC IOTF CDC IOTF CDC IOTF
  Normal weight* At risk for overweight Overweight
Males (n = 1218)       
Age group (years)       
1–2 (n = 100) 83.5     16.5 -
2–3 (n = 274) 66.1 82.3‡ 20.1 13.8 13.8 3.9‡
3–4 (n = 488) 65.1 78.0‡ 18.4 15.3 16.5 6.7‡
4–5 (n = 356) 68.5 77.9 14.8 12.9 16.7 9.2
All ages 67.8 80.8‡ 16.3 12.9 16.0 6.2‡
Females (n = 1156)       
Age group (years)       
1–2 (n = 107) 88.6     11.4 -
2–3 (n = 226) 67.1 77.5 18.3 15.8 14.6 6.7
3–4 (n = 434) 68.5 74.2 15.5 17.8 16.0 8.0‡
4–5 (n = 389) 64.0 72.3 19.6 16.9 16.4 10.9
All ages 68.3 76.4‡ 16.2 15.5 15.5 8.1‡
  1. *For CDC classification normal weight or underweight
  2. ‡p < 0.001 for the comparison of proportions by the two methods
  3. US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  4. International Obesity Task Force (IOTF)