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Table 5 Participants’ Characteristics by Obesity Trajectory Groups with BMI 95 %ile Criterion

From: Obesity status trajectory groups among elementary school children

  Persistently Non-Obese Becoming Obese Chronically Obese
n % n % n %
Gender***
 Male 580 70.22 118 14.29 128 15.5
 Female 648 78.55 92 11.15 85 10.3
Ethnicity***
 Non-Hispanic White 414 79.31 58 11.11 50 9.58
 Non-Hispanic Black 273 72.8 42 11.2 60 16
 Hispanic 235 62.01 69 18.21 75 19.79
 Asian 306 81.6 41 10.93 28 7.47
School Title Ia (SES)***
 High SES 937 77.95 137 11.4 128 10.65
 Low SES 291 64.81 73 16.26 85 18.93
  1. Note. Chi-squared test of independence was used to assess significance; ***p < 0.001; Percentages are calculated for each row; aTitle I status indicates that at least 40 % of students come from low-income families