Table 3

Weight status of children by sex and maternal origin
BMI category Italian mother Immigrant mother χ2 p value
N (%) N (%)
Sons N=1239 N=166 10.75 <0.05
Underweight 35 (2.82) 11 (6.63)
Normal weight 815 (65.78) 108 (65.06)
Overweight 274 (22.11) 28 (16.87)
Obese 115 (9.28) 19 (11.45)
Daughters N=1146 N=155 5.84
Underweight 44 (3.84) 8 (5.16)
Normal weight 768 (67.02) 114 (73.55)
Overweight 232 (20.24) 26 (16.77)
Obese 102 (8.90) 7 (4.52)

Gualdi-Russo et al.

Gualdi-Russo et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:85   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-85

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