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Table 1 Prevalence of overweight and obesity among Chinese children and adolescents aged 7-18y in 2015 by IOTF, WHO and WGOC criteria

From: Prevalence and stabilizing trends in overweight and obesity among children and adolescents in China, 2011-2015

   IOTF criteria, % (95% CI) WHO criteria, % (95% CI)   WGOC criteria, % (95% CI)
N Overweight p Obesity p Overweight p Obesity p Overweight p Obesity p
All 1617 13.1 (11.5–14.8)   5.7 (4.5–6.8)   15.5 (13.7–17.2)   8.8 (7.4–10.2)   11.9 (10.4–13.5)   8.8 (7.5–10.2)  
Age
 7–11 1007 13.2 (11.1–15.3) 0.8821 5.7 (4.2–7.1) 0.9481 16.0 (13.7–18.2) 0.4511 9.6 (7.8–11.4) 0.1204 11.7 (9.7–13.7) 0.7286 9.0 (7.3–10.8) 0.7252
 12–18 610 13.0 (10.3–15.6)   5.7 (3.9–7.6)   14.6 (11.8–17.4)   7.4 (5.3–9.5)   12.3 (9.7–14.9)   8.5 (6.3–10.7)  
Gender
 Boys 837 14.0 (11.6–16.3) 0.2842 7.9 (6.1–9.7) < 0.0001 17.1 (14.5–19.6) 0.0613 12.9 (10.6–15.2) < 0.0001 14.0 (11.6–16.3) 0.0087 10.5 (8.4–12.6) 0.0143
 Girls 780 12.2 (9.9–14.5)   3.3 (2.1–4.6)   13.7 (11.3–16.1)   4.4 (2.9–5.8)   9.7 (7.7–11.8)   7.1 (5.2–8.9)  
Area
 Urban 435 15.2 (11.8–18.5) 0.1362 7.6 (5.1–10.1) 0.0458 18.2 (14.5–21.8) 0.0685 10.6 (7.7–13.5) 0.1222 14.3 (11.0–17.5) 0.0812 10.8 (7.9–13.7) 0.0920
 Rural 1182 12.4 (10.5–14.2)   5.0 (3.7–6.2)   14.5 (12.5–16.5)   8.1 (6.6–9.7)   11.1 (9.3–12.9)   8.1 (6.6–9.7)  
Region
 North 499 16.8 (13.5–20.1) 0.0030 9.0 (6.5–11.5) 0.0001 19.2 (15.8–22.7) 0.0050 13.6 (10.6–16.6) < 0.0001 14.2 (11.2–17.3) 0.0575 13.6 (10.6–16.6) < 0.0001
 South 1118 11.4 (9.6–13.3)   4.2 (3.0–5.4)   13.8 (11.8–15.8)   6.6 (5.2–8.1)   10.9 (9.1–12.7)   6.7 (5.2–8.2)  
  1. IOTF International Obesity Task Force, WHO World Health Organization, WGOC Working Group for Obesity in China