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Table 3 Children's BMI class compared to mother' BMI class

From: Relationship between 8/9-yr-old school children BMI, parents' BMI and educational level: a cross sectional survey

  CHILD
  Underweighta
(%)
Normalweightb (%) Overweight (%) Obese
(%)
Total
No. (%)
MOTHER      
Under-normal weight 0.8 74.2 20.0 5.0 1273 (100)
Overweight 0.4 56.1 29.9 13.6 279 (100)
Obese ---- 48.2 21.4 30.3 68 (100)
Total No. 11 1119 358 132 1620
Chi square for trend p = 0.24 p < 0.001 p = 0.046 p < 0.001  
Kendall's τ b      p < 0.001
  1. a The underweight class include thinness 2 and 3.
  2. b The Normal class include normal and thinness 1.