Table 5

Distribution of children's BMI by parents' educational level

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


Mother low - father high (n = 16) are not included due to their low number.

a Chi square (not considered underweight class)

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

Open Data