Table 4

Children's BMI class compared to father's BMI class

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


a The underweight class include thinness 2 and 3.

b The Normal class include normal and thinness 1.

c The underweight class was linked to the normal weight class because numerically not significant

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

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