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Table 2 Number of study children (n) and percentage with overweight (OW) at four years of age in four groups of residential areas categorised by the contextual variable of neighbourhood purchasing power, totally and stratified for each selected predictor

From: Overweight at four years of age in a Swedish birth cohort: influence of neighbourhood-level purchasing power

  Neighbourhood purchasing power a
  <10 10–19.9 20–29.9 30+
  n OW (%) n OW (%) n OW (%) n OW (%)
Totalb 310 6.8 746 13.4 860 12.4 104 13.5
Child’s gender         
 Male 159 7.5 359 10.3 446 12.1 45 11.1
 Female 151 6.0 387 16.3 414 12.8 59 15.3
LGA c
 No 299 6.4 721 12.8 828 12.0 101 13.9
 Yes 11 18.2 24 33.3 28 28.6 2 0.0
Mother’s BMI before pregnancy c
 ≤25 227 3.7 535 11.8 582 10.7 67 11.9
 25–30 57 12.3 120 17.5 139 17.3 18 22.2
 30+ 18 18.8 48 18.8 77 19.5 7 28.6
Father’s BMI c
 ≤25 147 5.4 330 8.5 349 6.9 38 10.5
 25–30 110 6.4 256 14.1 298 14.4 35 14.3
 30+ 15 6.7 46 28.3 57 28.1 10 30.0
Parental educational level c
 None post-secondary 59 6.8 193 14.0 348 16.7 39 17.9
 One post-secondary 88 8.0 242 12.0 218 12.4 29 10.3
 Both post-secondary 144 5.6 235 12.8 194 3.1 24 16.7
  1. aProportion (%) of families with low purchasing power (according to Swedish standards; <19,500 USD annual income) among all resident families with at least one child (up to 19 years old) in a neighbourhood area (parish)
  2. bThe total number of children in the birth cohort with data on overweight at four years of follow-up = 2,026; it was possible to geo-code 2,020 of these children
  3. cPredictors with missing data, cf. Table 1