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Table 5 Distribution of children's BMI by parents' educational level

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

   Children's BMI class
Parents educational level No. Underweight
(%)
Normalweight
(%)
Overweight
(%)
Obese
(%)
Mother and father HIGH 126 0.2 72.8 21.8 5.2
Mother HIGH-father MEDIUM 125 ---- 66.6 27.5 5.9
Mother HIGH-father LOW 40 2.81 64.8 23.9 8.4
Mother MEDIUM-father HIGH 79 ---- 82.3 14.8 2.8
Mother and father MEDIUM 402 0.07 68.8 24.6 6.5
Mother MEDIUM-father LOW 310 1.1 68.9 20.5 9.5
Mother LOW-father LOW 347 0.99 69.7 19.6 9.7
Mother LOW-father MEDIUM 118 0.96 66.3 22.2 10.6
Total 1563 0.63 69.5 22.0 7.8
p      <0.001a
  1. Mother low - father high (n = 16) are not included due to their low number.
  2. a Chi square (not considered underweight class)