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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents by overweight status

From: Association between neighborhood safety and overweight status among urban adolescents

  Total
n = 1,140
n (%)
Normal or underweight
n = 629
n (%)
At risk or overweight
n = 511
n (%)
χ 2 Statistic
(p-value)
Race/Ethnicity     10.62 (0.014)
   Hispanic 335 (30.0) 169 (27.4) 166 (33.2)  
   Black, non-Hispanic 520 (46.5) 283 (45.8) 237 (47.4)  
   White, non-Hispanic 145 (13.0) 88 (14.2) 57 (11.4)  
   Othera 118 (10.6) 78 (12.6) 40 (08.0)  
Sex     1.02 (0.311)
   Male 481 (42.2) 257 (40.9) 224 (43.8)  
   Female 659 (57.8) 372 (59.1) 287 (56.2)  
Nativity     3.54 (0.060)
   US Born 788 (70.2) 420 (67.9) 368 (73.0)  
   Foreign Born 335 (29.8) 199 (32.2) 136 (27.0)  
Grade     8.08 (0.044)
   Ninth 325 (29.0) 162 (26.1) 163 (32.7)  
   Tenth 293 (26.1) 162 (26.1) 131 (26.3)  
   Eleventh 332 (29.6) 202 (32.5) 130 (26.3)  
   Twelfth 171 (15.3) 96 (15.4) 75 (15.0)  
  1. Note. Totals may not sum to 1,140 due to missing data.
  2. a The Other category includes non-Hispanics students who chose two or more races, or who were Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Information about these groups are not reported separately to preserve confidentiality.