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Table 4 Variables that were tested for association with childhood overweight (X2 –test)

From: Overweight in children and its perception by parents: cross-sectional observation in a general pediatric outpatient clinic

   Normal weight Overweight OR/RR p (X2) 95% CI
Sex     1.10 0.72 0.69 1.75
girls 85.6% 14.4% 1.05   0.83 1.33
boys 86.7% 13.3% 0.96   0.76 1.20
Caesarian section     1.38 0.24 0.84 2.25
yes 83.3% 16.7% 1.25   0.90 2.25
no 87.3% 12.7% 0.90   0.77 1.07
Only child     1.45 0.12 0.91 2.30
yes 83.7% 16.3% 1.22   0.97 1.53
no 88.1% 11.9% 0.84   0.66 1.06
Highest degree of school education father      0.67   
compulsory schooling 82.6% 17.4%     
completed apprenticeship 84.4% 14.6%     
Higher school certificate 88.2% 11.8%     
Academic degree 87.1% 12.9%     
Highest degree of school education mother      0.28   
compulsory schooling 75.0% 25.0%     
completed apprenticeship 85.0% 15.0%     
Higher school certificate 87.8% 12.2%     
Academic degree 87.3% 12.7%     
Parents being overweight     3.8 <0.01 2.02 6.99
At least one parent overweight 80.9% 19.1% 1.44   1.28 1.63
none parent overweight 94.1% 5.9% 0.38   0.23 0.64
Parental citizenship     1.16 0.58 0.68 1.97
At least one parent no citizen of Austria 84.8% 15.2% 1.12   0.75 1.67
Both parents Austrian. 86.6% 13.4% 0.97   0.85 1.10