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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristic of children according to Body Mass Index among primary school children in Dire Dawa City, Eastern Ethiopia March, 2016 [n = 448]

From: Childhood overweight, obesity and associated factors among primary school children in dire dawa, eastern Ethiopia; a cross-sectional study

Variables Child body mass index
  Underweight Normal weight Overweight Obese
Sex Male 22 (11.8%) 126 (67.4%) 23 (12.3%) 16 (8.6%)
Female 32 (12.3%) 176 (67.4%) 43 (16.5%) 10 (3.8%)
Age 11 years 12 (18.8%) 43 (67.2%) 9 (14.1%) 0 (0.0%)
12 years 14 (12.7%) 75 (68.2%) 17 (15.5%) 4 (3.6%)
13 years 9 (10.6%) 63 (74.1%) 10 (11.8%) 3 (3.5%)
14 years 12 (13.0%) 57 (62.0%) 13 (14.1%) 10 (10.9%)
15 years 7 (7.2%) 64 (66.0%) 17 (17.5%) 9 (9.3%)
Grade Grade five 12 (16.2%) 51 (68.9%) 10 (13.5%) 1 (1.4%)
Grade six 14 (11.6%) 83 (68.6%) 19 (15.7%) 5 (4.1%)
Grade seven 17 (12.3%) 90 (65.2%) 20 (14.5%) 11 (8.0%)
Grade eight 11 (9.6%) 78 (67.8%) 17 (14.8%) 9 (7.8%)
Family own car Yes 0 (0.0%) 13 (31.7% 18 (43.9%) 10 (24.4%)
No 54 (13.3%) 289 (71.0%) 48 (11.8%) 16 (3.9%)
School ownership Government 47 (14.5%) 242 (74.5%) 30 (9.2%) 6 (1.8%)
Private 7 (5.7%) 60 (48.8%) 36 (29.3%) 20 (16.3%)