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Table 2 Weight status and selected variables of total respondents

From: In-school adolescents’ weight status and blood pressure profile in South-western Nigeria: urban-rural comparison

Variable Category of Variable Weight Status Total (%)
N = 1000
Remark
Normal Wt (%) n = 894 (89.4) Overweight (%) n = 77(7.7) Obese (%)
n = 29 (2.9)
Location Urban 416 (83.2) 57(11.4) 27 (5.4) 500 (100.0) χ2 = 43.63
p < 0.001a
Rural 478 (95.6) 20 (4.0) 2 (0.4) 500 (100.0)
Sex Male 473 (92.7) 27 (5.3) 10 (2.0) 510 (100.0) χ2 = 12.29
p = 0.002a
Female 421 (85.9) 50 (10.2) 19 (3.9) 490 (100.0)
Age-group Early Adolescence 403(88.5) 34(7.5) 18(4.0) 455 (100.0) χ2 = 3.85b
p = 0.426
Mid Adolescence 413(89.8) 37(8.0) 10(2.2) 460 (100.0)
Late Adolescence 78(91.7) 6(7.1) 1(1.2) 85 (100.0)
Socio-Economic Status (SES) Low SES 492 (95.3) 21(4.1) 3(0.6) 516 (100.0) χ2 = 42.23
p < 0.001a
High SES 402 (83.1) 56(11.5) 26(5.4) 484 (100.0)
Physical Activity (MVPA +) Physically Inactive 443(87.0) 47(9.2) 19(3.8) 509 (100.0) χ2 = 6.30
p = 0.043a
Physically Active 451(91.9.) 30(6.1) 10(2.0) 491 (100.0)
High Blood Pressure No 872 (90.9) 66 (6.9) 21 (2.2) 959 (100.0) χ2 = 67.11b
p < 0.001a
Yes 22 (53.7) 11 (26.8) 8 (19.5) 41 (100.0)
Father’s Educational Status n = 826 # Low 171(97.7) 3(1.7) 1(0.6) 175(100.0) χ2 = 19.85b
p < 0.001a
High 571(87.7) 59(9.1) 21(3.2) 651(100.0)
Mother’s Educational Status n = 825 # Low 210(95.9) 7(3.2) 2(0.9) 219(100.0) χ2 = 16.96b
p < 0.001a
High 525(86.6) 59(9.7) 22(3.7) 606(100.0)
  1. aStatistically significant
  2. bLikelihood ratio/Fisher exact test used because at least one cell has an expected value < 5. #- Respondents who did not know parental educational status were excluded from analysis. + MVPA = Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (typical plus last seven days prior to interview)