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Table 3 Prevalence of overweight and obesity among 6–8-year-old Hungarian schoolchildren (based on population estimates)

From: Substantial variation across geographic regions in the obesity prevalence among 6–8 years old Hungarian children (COSI Hungary 2016)

  IOTF/Colea WHO 2007b
Overweight Obesity Overweight Obesity
Total 6 y %
(95% CI)
11.3
(9.5;13.5)
8.3
(6.5; 10.4)
12.6
(10.8; 14.7)
11.3
(9.3; 13.7)
7 y %
(95% CI)
13
(11.7; 14.5)
9.5
(8.3; 10.7)
14.8
(13.5; 16.3)
13.6
(12.1; 15.2)
8 y %
(95% CI)
13.4
(11.8; 15.2)
8.2
(6.9; 9.6)
15.0
(12.9–17.3)
13.0
(11.3; 14.9)
Girls 6 y %
(95% CI)
13.1
(10.5; 16.4)
8.3
(6.2; 10.8)
13.3
(10.6; 16.5)
10.8
(8.5; 13.6)
7 y %
(95% CI)
13.6
(11.6; 15.8)
10.1
(8.4; 12.0)
16.4
(14.5; 18.5)
12.1
(10.3; 14.3)
8 y %
(95% CI)
13.2
(10.4; 16.5)
7.4
(5.7; 9.5)
14.7
(11.7; 18.4)
9.9
(7.8; 12.4)
Boys 6 y %
(95% CI)
9.6
(7.4–12.4)
8.2
(5.8–11.5)
12.1
(9.6; 15.0)
11.8
(9.0; 15.3)
7 y %
(95% CI)
12.5
(10.8; 14.5)
8.9
(7.5; 10.5)
13.3
(11.3; 15.5)
15.0
(13.1; 17.2)
8 y %
(95% CI)
13.6
(11.5–15.9)
8.9
(7.1–11.3)
15.3
(12.8; 18.1)
16.0
(13.4; 19.0)
Sex difference
p-value*
0.1624 0.8957 0.2240 0.0011
  1. CI confidence interval
  2. *p values (categorical variables) are calculated with Pearson χ2 test to compare the combined prevalence (age 6–8 years old) of overweight and obesity between boys and girls
  3. a Based on IOTF reference [25, 26]
  4. b Based on the WHO growth reference [27]