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Table 3 Differences in frequencies of children in weight status categories by parental socio-economic status, controlling for age in the study birth cohorts

From: Association between parental socioeconomic status with underweight and obesity in children from two Spanish birth cohorts: a changing relationship

Birth cohort 1999–2000 (n = 544) Birth cohort 2007–2008 (n = 1398)
Parental socio-economic status
  Lower Lower middle Middle Upper middle Upper Lower Lower middle Middle Upper middle Upper
  n = 9 n = 103 n = 208 n = 173 n = 51 n = 49 n = 382 n = 627 n = 279 n = 61
Underweight 22.2 (2.8-60.0) 5.8 (0.8-10.8) 7.7 (3.8-11.5) 6.9 (2.9-11.0) 9.8 (3.3-21.4) 36.7 (22.2-51.2) 19.6 (15.5-23.7) 21.0 (17.8-24.3) 19.7 (14.9-24.6) 11.5 (2.6-20.3)
Normal weight 22.2 (2.8-60.0) 54.4 (44.3-64.5) 59.1 (52.2-66.0) 59.0 (51.3-66.6) 56.8 (42.2-71.4) 46.9 (31.9-61.9) 58.1 (53.0-63.2) 59.0 (55.1-62.9) 62.4 (56.5-68.2) 62.3 (49.3-75.3)
Overweight 33.3 (7.5-70.1) 25.2 (16.4-34.1) 25.5 (19.3-31.6) 28.3 (21.3-35.3) 19.6 (7.7-31.5) 6.1 (1.3-16.9) 13.1 (9.6-16.6) 11.3 (8.8-13.9) 11.8 (7.8-15.8) 18.0 (7.6-28.5)
Obesity 22.2 (2.8-60.0) 14.6 (7.3-21.9) 7.7 (3.8-11.5) 5.8 (2.0-9.5) 13.7 (3.3-24.1) 10.2 (3.4-22.2) 9.2 (6.1-12.2) 8.6 (6.3-10.9) 6.1 (3.1-9.1) 8.2 (2.7-18.1)
Overweight/ obesity 55.5 (21.2-86.3) 39.8 (29.9-49.7) 33.2 (26.5-39.8) 34.1 (26.7-41.4) 33.3 (19.4-47.2) 16.3 (4.9-27.7) 22.2 (17.9-26.5) 19.9 (16.7-23.1) 17.9 (13.2-22.6) 26.2 (14.4-38.1)
Ratio UW:OV/OB 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 2.2 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.4
  1. Abbreviations: UW : OV/OB, Ratio underweight overweight/obesity