Table 1

Sample description
Children (n = 352)
Sex 168 (47%) female; 184 (53%) male
Age

M = 5.67 years, SD = 1.97 (2 – 10 years of age)

- 40 (12%) under 3 years of age

- 159 (45%) between 3 and 6 years of age

- 153 (33%) over 6 years of age

BMI-SDS

(mother’s report)

M = −0.26, SD = 1.30 (− 5.41 – 4.07)

- 57 (16%) underweight (BMI-SDS < 10th perc.)

- 261 (74%) normal weight (10th perc. ≥ BMI-SDS ≤ 90th perc.)

- 34 (10%) overweight or obese (BMI-SDS > 90th perc.)

Mothers (n = 352)
Age M = 34.48 years, SD = 5.20 (20 – 50 years of age)
Per capita income (per month) M = 739.57 Euro, SD = 295.53 (220 – 2667 Euro)

educational level

(years in school)

M = 10.89 school years, SD = 1.40 (6 – 12 years of school)

BM I

(self report)

BMI = 24.37 kg/m2, SD = 5.60 (15.89 – 50.77 kg/m2)

- 20 (6%) underweight (BMI < 18.5 kg/m2)

- 214 (61%) normal weight (18.5 kg/m2 ≥ BMI ≤ 25 kg/m2)

- 118 (33%) overweight or obese (BMI > 25 kg/m2)

Warschburger and Kröller

Warschburger and Kröller BMC Public Health 2012 12:295   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-295

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