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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the respondent parents and the children n = 575

From: Prevalence and associated factors of childhood overweight/obesity among primary school children in urban Nepal

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Respondent Parents
Gender
 Male 316 55
 Female 259 45
Age (in years)
  ≤ 29 65 11.3
 30–39 290 50.4
 40–49 196 34.1
  ≥ 50 24 4.2
 Mean ± (SD) 37.5 ± 7.55  
Father’s education
 Below high school 147 25.6
 High school 127 22.1
 University 298 51.8
Father’s occupation
 Unskilled worker 20 3.5
 Skilled worker 116 20.2
 Clerical, shop-owner, farmer 117 20.3
 Profession 322 56
Mother’s education
 Below high school 187 32.5
 High school 138 24
 University 230 40
Mother’s occupation
 Unskilled worker or housewife 328 57
 Skilled worker 48 8.3
 Clerical, shop-owner, farmer 35 6.1
 Profession 164 28.5
Monthly family income (In NRs) (1 USD = 102.5 NRs)
  < 10,000 37 6.4
 10,000-25,000 127 22.1
 25,001-50,000 204 35.5
  > 50,000 207 36
Characteristics of students
Age
 6–9 years 314 54.6
 10–13 years 261 45.4
 Mean ± SD 9.31 ± 1.02  
Sex
 Male 328 57
 Female 247 43
Birth weight
 Low birth weight (< 2.5 kg) 39 6.8
 Normal weight (2.5–4 kg) 512 89
 Large weight for gestational age (> 4 kg) 24 4.2
 Mean ± (SD) 3.10 ± 0.52  
Family type
 Nuclear 348 60.5
 Joint 161 28
 Extended 66 11.5
Ethnicity
 Brahmin/ Chhetri 206 35.8
 Janajati 245 42.6
 Madhesi 117 20.3
 Others 7 1.3