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Table 1 Risk fctors by ethnic group

From: Risk factors for childhood obesity at age 5: Analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study

  White/European (n = 15062) Asian
(n = 1845)
African
(n = 654)
Obese % (95%CI) 5.4% (5.0%-5.8%) 7.1% (5.8%-8.6%) 11.7% (8.9%-15%)
   4.3% (2.6%-7% -Indian)  
   6.9% (5.2-9%-Pakastani),  
   11.7% (8.3%-16.2%- Bangladeshi),  
   5.4 (2.3%-12.1%-Other)  
Missing at age 5 3095 (20.5%) 514 (28%) 207 (32%)
Income (at recruitment)    
Less than £10,400 25% (24%-26%) 41% (38%-43%) 53% (48%-57%)
£10,400-£20,800 33% (32%-34%) 40% (38%-43%) 26% (23%-30%)
£20,800+ 42% (41%-43%) 19% (17%-21%) 21% (24%-31%)
Missing 1050 (7.0%) 341 (18.5%) 108 (16.5%)
Education (at recruitment)    
No qualifications 16.5% (16%-17%) 45% (43%-48%) 33% (30%-37%)
O'level equivalent (education to age 16) 48% (47.5%-49%) 30% (28%-32%) 32% (28%-36%)
A'level equivalent (education to age 18) 10% (9%-10%) 8.6% (7%-10%) 8% (6%-10%)
University (education to age 20+) 25% (25%-26%) 16% (14%-18%) 27% (24%-31%)
Missing 251 (1.7%) 237 (12.9%) 50 (7.7%)
Birth weight    
Kg.(s.d.) 3.398 kg (0.57) 3.09 kg (0.59) 3.237 kg (0.63)
Missing 33 (0.3%) 8 (0.6%) (1.2%)
Solid food <3 months 29% (28%-30%) 11% (10%-13%) 14% (12%-17%)
Missing 65 (0.43%) 35 (1.9%) 8 (1.2%)
Enjoys physical activity (age 5) 77% (76%-77%) 74% (72%-76%) 81% (77%-84%)
Missing 2983 (19.8%) 505 (27.4%) 198 (30.28%)
Watches more than 3 hours of TV 15% (14%-15%) 18% (16%-20%) 18% (15%-22%)
Missing 2980 (19.8%) 504 (27.3%) 200 (30%)
Smoking near child 16% (15%-16%) 6% (5%-8%) 5% (3%-7%)
Missing 2986 (19.8%) 507 (27.5%) 199 (30.4%)
Mothers pre-pregnancy weight (kg) 63.7 (12.5) 58.4 (11.5) 67.9 (14.1)
Missing 0 0 0
For families where child is obese -Parent unconcerned about child's weight 31% (28%-34.7%) 40% (29%-50%) 54% 41%-67%