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Table 2 The proportion with overweight/obesity in seventh grade by sex

From: Changes in overweight/obesity and central obesity status from preadolescence to adolescence: a longitudinal study among schoolchildren in Japan

 BoysGirlsP valuea
Total participants in fourth graden = 720n = 716 
 Non-overweight/obesity in seventh grade638 (88.6)637 (89.0)0.831
 Overweight/obesity in seventh grade82 (11.4)79 (11.0)
Non-overweight/obesity participants in fourth graden = 595n = 629 
 Non-overweight/obesity in seventh grade582 (97.8)605 (96.2)0.096
 Overweight/obesity in seventh grade13 (2.2)24 (3.8)
Overweight/obesity participants in fourth graden = 125n = 87 
 Non-overweight/obesity in seventh grade56 (44.8)32 (36.8)0.244
 Overweight/obesity in seventh grade69 (55.2)55 (63.2)
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