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Table 3 Baseline characteristic of the population stratified according to weight based on weight percentiles

From: Influence of the family nucleus on obesity in children from northeastern Brazil: a cross-sectional study

  Nutritional Status  
  Under weight (n = 60) Normal weight (n = 544) Over weight (n = 64) Obese (n = 31) ρ value
Ethnic Group      
white 16 (26.7) 178 (32.7) 36 (56.3) 13 (41.9) 0.001
mulatto 29 (48.3) 269 (49.4) 22 (34.4) 10 (32.3) 0.019
black 15 (25.0) 97 (17.8) 6 (9.4) 8 (25.8) 0.412
works outside  
Father's 44 (80.0) 448 (87.2) 50 (79.4) 24 (80.0) 0.439
Mother's 28 (46.7) 258 (48.0) 27 (42.2) 15 (48.4) 0.773
Positive obesity history      
Fathers' 18 (30.0) 153 (28.8) 32 (51.6) 14 (45.2) 0.002
Mothers' 18 (30.0) 183 (34.2) 28 (44.4) 16 (51.6) 0.011
Parents' 9 (15.0) 77 (14.2) 20 (31.3) 12 (38.7) 0.000
Social class      
low 46 (76.7) 337 (62.5) 28 (44.4) 13 (41.9) 0.000
middle 14 (23.3) 182 (33.8) 29 (46.0) 15 (48.4) 0.002
high - 20 (3.7) 6 (9.5) 3 (9.7) 0.002
Economic class      
low 38 (63.3) 230 (42.7) 19 (30.2) 9 (29.0) 0.000
middle 19 (31.7) 276 (51.2) 36 (57.1) 17 (54.8) 0.017
high 3 (5.0) 33 (6.1) 8 (12.7) 5 (16.1) 0.008
  1. Data are means ± SD for continuous variables and n (%) for categorical. ρ # based on analysis of variance (ANOVA) for continuous variables and ρ for trend for categorical variables