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Table 2 Children’s weight status at baseline and follow-up in two Caribbean countries, St. Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago (n = 336)

From: Rapid increase of overweight and obesity among primary school-aged children in the Caribbean; high initial BMI is the most significant predictor

  Thin Healthy weight Overweight Obese p
Baseline 14 (4.2) 248 (73.8) 45 (13.4) 29 (8.6) < 0.001
Follow-up 15 (4.5) 225 (67.0) 44 (13.1) 52 (15.5)  
  1. Chi-square test was preformed
  2. Absolute values (n) are provided in the table; values in parenthesis represent percentages