Table 3

Children's BMI class compared to mother' BMI class

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 τb

p < 0.001


a The underweight class include thinness 2 and 3.

b The Normal class include normal and thinness 1.

Lazzeri et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:76   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-76

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