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Table 4 Children's BMI class compared to father's 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. (%)
FATHER      
Under-normal weight c 0.9 76.3 18.8 4.0 722 (100)
Overweight 0.3 67.1 24.2 8.3 680 (100)
Obese 0.9 51.1 24.1 23.9 133 (100)
Total No. 10 1062 338 125 1535
Chi square for trend p = 0.28 p < 0.001 p = 0.01 p < 0.001  
Kendall's τb      p < 0.001
  1. a The underweight class include thinness 2 and 3.
  2. b The Normal class include normal and thinness 1.
  3. c The underweight class was linked to the normal weight class because numerically not significant