Table 1

Childrens' attitudes about own weight by race

African Americans

Other Race


N

%

N

%

Exact p value

p-value


BMI Group at Baseline

0.222


Normal

3

23.1%

1

4.0%


Overweight

0

0.0%

2

8.0%


Obese

10

76.9%

22

88.0%


Whether Child Thinks she/he is overweight

ooverOverweight

0.010


No

8

66.7%

5

19.2%


Yes

4

33.3%

21

80.8%


What Child Thinks of Own Weight

0.340


Underweight

2

15.4%

4

16.0%


About Right

5

38.5%

4

16.0%


Overweight

6

46.2%

17

68.0%


Child Is Worried About Becoming overweight

0.039


Disagree

7

53.8%

4

16.0%


Neutral

2

15.4%

4

16.0%


Agree

4

30.8%

17

68.0%


Own Weight is Unhealthy

0.009


Disagree

7

53.8%

3

12.0%


Neutral

0

0.0%

6

24.0%


Agree

6

46.2%

16

64.9%


Vivian et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:47   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-47

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