Table 1

Characteristics of 76 participants by weight status*

Healthy weight n = 34

Overweight or obese n = 42


Child

Mean (SD), range


Age (years)

11.5 (3.6), 5-18

10.3 (2.9), 5-17


Weight-for-age percentile

55 (19), 16-83

94 (7.4), 72-100


Height-for-age percentile

57 (27), 1-98

69 (31), 9-100


BMI-for-age percentile

52 (22), 6-84

96 (4), 85-100


Number (%)


Male

16 (47)

24 (57)


Medical conditions:


Asthma

6 (18)

14 (33)


High blood pressure

1 (3)

3 (7)


High cholesterol

2 (6)

1 (2)


Other

6 (18)

4 (10)


Takes regular medication

9 (26)

13 (31)


Parent


Ever told by provider that child is overweight or obese

1 (3)

28 (67)


Household income


<$20,000

9 (26)

16 (38)


$20,000-$60,000

19 (56)

16 (38)


>$60,000

5 (15)

9 (22)


Don't know/missing

1 (3)

1 (2)


Education


HS diploma or less

10 (29)

13 (31)


Some college

24 (71)

26 (62)


BA, BS, grad, or professional

0

3 (7)


Race/ethnicity


White, non-Hispanic

6 (18)

3 (7)


Black, non-Hispanic

18 (53)

22 (52)


Hispanic

10 (29)

12 (29)


Asian/Mixed/Other

0

5 (12)


*According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards

Belfort et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:12   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-12

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