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Table 2 Prevalence of overweight and obesity overall and according to gender, in the longitudinal sample 1 (n = 678) and cross sectional samples 2 (total n = 3052)

From: Age and time effects on children’s lifestyle and overweight in Sweden

  Girls Boys Total   
Measurement year 2008 2010 2013 2008 2010 2013 2008 2010 2013 Time x gender interaction p-value Time x SEP interaction p-value
Weight classification % % % % % % % % %
Longitudinal sample (n) (326) (326)   (352) (352)   (678) (684)  
Overweight 12.0 11.7 - 15.3 15.1 - 13.7 13.4 - 0.96 0.47
Obesity 2.5 2.1 - 2.8 2.0 - 2.7 2.1 - 0.58 0.92
Cross-sectional sample (n) (406) (565) (549) (427) (520) (585) (833) (1085) (1134)   
Overweight 13.8 19.5 20.93 16.2 14.8 13.3 15.0 17.2 17.0 0.004 0.44
Obesity 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.6 1.9 1.4 2.6 2.4 2.1 0.23 0.27
  1. 1Difference between grades 1–2 in 2008 and grades 3–4 in 2010, p-values were calculated with generalized linear regression model including schools and child as repeated subject.
  2. 2Trends between 2008 and 2013, p-values were calculated with generalized linear regression model including schools as repeated subject.
  3. 3P-value for trend <0.05.