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Table 3 Socio-economic status, parental characteristics and prevalence of overweight in children aged 1–3 and 3–5 years.

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

  (1–3 years)   (3–5 years)   (1–3 years)   (3–5 years)  
  % overweight P† % overweight P† % At risk for overweight or overweight P† % At risk for overweight or overweight P†
Region         
   Large urban 12.3 0.413 16.4 0.664 27.3 0.214 34.3 0.560
   urban 17.0   17.8   34.6   34.4  
   rural/small towns 13.8   18.7   27.0   37.7  
Gender         
   Male 14.5 0.731 16.6 0.814 29.9 0.612 34.7 0.769
   Female 13.6   16.2   28.1   35.4  
Mothers' age         
   <30 11.9 0.641 18.9 0.662 28.3   36.3  
   31–36 15.0   16.6   29.2 0.950 34.6 0.872
   >36 14.6   17.0   29.8   34.7  
Educational level of the mother (years)         
   ≤9 14.8 0.986 22.5 0.198 27.8 0.949 43.5 0.062
   10–14 14.2   17.0   29.1   35.1  
   >14 13.9   16.2   29.8   33.2  
Educational level of the father (years)         
   ≤9 13.5 0.503 18.0 0.951 30.2   37.4  
   10–14 15.7   17.1   29.8 0.901 35.5 0.628
   >14 12.1   17.2   28.1   33.8  
Obesity of the parents None         
One/Both 12.5 0.034 14.9 <0.001 27.7 0.116 32.1 <0.001
  20.2   27.0   35.1   47.0  
  1. † P value for χ2 test