Table 2

Overweight by migrant status and social class

Migrants N = 240

Germans N = 256

p – value*


Social class#

Prevalence of overweight


Low

n/nTotal

%(95% CI)

14/78

17.9 (9.4–26.5)

4/17

23.5 (3.4–43.7)

0.733

Medium

n/nTotal

%(95% CI)

14/133

10.5 (5.3–15.7)

12/159

7.5 (3.4–11.7)

0.414

High

n/nTotal

%(95% CI)

8/29

27.6 (11.3–43.9)

8/80

10.0 (3.4–16.6)

0.032


*Fisher's exact test comparing migrants and Germans

#social class index using primary educational qualification, professional education, employment status and size of household (27 missing values). Variable BMI contains 2 missing values

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