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Table 4 Distribution of parental socio-demographic characteristics according to the children/adolescents’ nutritional status

From: Prevalence of overweight/obesity in relation to dietary habits and lifestyle among 7–17 years old children and adolescents in Lithuania

Factors Underweight (%) Normal weight (%) Overweight, including obesity (%)
Maternal education    
 Secondary 9.5 73.0 17.5
 Higher Non-University 9.5 75.1 15.4
 Higher University 9.4 75.0 15.6
  P = 0.760   
Paternal education    
 Secondary 10.1 73.1 16.8*
 Higher Non-University 8.5 79.6 11.9
 Higher University 9.9 74.6 15.5
  P = 0.201   
Family compositiona    
 Living with both parents 10.6 72.7 16.7
 Living with a single parent 9.2 75.5 15.3
  P = 0.397   
Family history of arterial hypertensiona    
 No 10.0 75.5 14.5
 Yes 10.1 71.9 18.0**
  P = 0.042   
Family history of diabetesa    
 No 10.0 73.8 16.3
 Yes 8.6 73.3 18.2
  P = 0.348   
  1. *P < 0.05, z test comparing with Higher Non-University education
  2. **P < 0.05, z test comparing with no family history of arterial hypertension
  3. aAdjusted to parental educational status
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