Table 1

Prevalence of overweight and obesity# of children by gender and migrant status

Migrants N = 258

Germans N = 265

p – value*


overweight

obesity

overweight

obesity

overweight

obesity


All

n/nTotal

%(95% CI)

38/258

14.7 (10.4–19.1)

8/258

3.1 (1.0–5.2)

24/265

9.1 (5.6–12.5)

5/265

1.9 (0.2–3.5)

0.058

0.413

Boys

n/nTotal

%(95% CI)

13/129

10.1 (4.9–15.3)

2/129

1.6 (-0.6-3.7)

11/145

7.6 (3.3–11.9)

1/145

0.7 (-0.7-2.0)

0.524

0.603

Girls

n/nTotal

%(95% CI)

25/129

19.4 (12.6–26.2)

6/129

4.7 (1.0–8.3)

13/120

10.8 (5.3–16.4)

4/120

3.3 (0.1–6.5)

0.077

0.751


*Fisher's exact test comparing migrants and Germans

#Variable BMI contains 2 missing values

Will et al. BMC Public Health 2005 5:45   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-5-45

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