Table 1

Descriptive statistics and CFQ-factors by gender and nutritional status at age 12

Boys (mean ± SD)

Girls (mean ± SD)



N

Normal weight

N

Overweight

N

Normal weight

N

Overweight


Age (y)

55

11.97 ± 1.77

51

11.97 ± 1.20

68

11.84 ± 1.52

56

11.96 ± 1.62

BMI (kg/m2)

55

18.60 ± 1.73**

51

24.84 ± 2.62

68

18.84 ± 1.95**

56

24.78 ± 3.11

BMI z score

55

0.26 ± 0.52**

51

1.70 ± 0.32

68

0.24 ± 0.52**

56

1.55 ± 0.33

Perceived responsibility

55

4.44 ± 0.52

50

4.39 ± 0.56

68

4.52 ± 0.52

56

4.29 ± 0.75

Perceived parent weight category

54

3.15 ± 0.41*

50

3.31 ± 0.43

68

3.23 ± 0.46

56

3.31 ± 0.46

Perceived child weight category

54

2.96 ± 0.32**

51

3.35 ± 0.36

67

2.98 ± 0.32**

56

3.46 ± 0.39

Parents concern of child's weight

53

3.39 ± 1.15**

51

3.99 ± 0.90

67

3.47 ± 1.07**

56

4.25 ± 0.93

Restriction

55

3.22 ± 0.80

49

3.49 ± 0.71

65

3.15 ± 0.87

56

3.38 ± 0.92

Pressure to eat

55

4.16 ± 1.01*

51

3.71 ± 1.08

67

3.97 ± 1.03

55

3.90 ± 0.86

Monitoring

55

4.22 ± 1.02

51

4.15 ± 1.06

67

4.10 ± 1.09

55

4.40 ± 0.87

Perceived BMI of parents

51

27.49 ± 4.31

44

29.03 ± 4.85

53

26.51 ± 5.44

51

28.08 ± 4.59

Perceived body image

54

4.89 ± 1.62

51

5.12 ± 1.71

67

4.75 ± 1.76

55

5.13 ± 1.56

Perceived child's BMI

48

18.56 ± 3.54**

38

22.97 ± 3.20a

50

19.10 ± 2.74**

50

23.77 ± 4.04a


* Significant difference between normal weight and overweight group at P < 0.05.

** Significant difference between normal weight and overweight group at P < 0.01.

a Perceived child's BMI is significantly lower than actual child's BMI (P < 0.01).

Mulder et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:37   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-37

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