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Table 1 Distribution of exposure variables in relation to normal weight, overweight and obesity at age 18 and 21 (N = 2308)

From: How does childhood socioeconomic position affect overweight and obesity in adolescence and early adulthood: a longitudinal study

Variables Girls Boys
18 21 18 21
  Normal Overweight Obesity   Normal Overweight Obesity   Normal Overweight Obesity   Normal Overweight Obesity
Early childhood n n (%) n (%) n (%) n n (%) n (%) n (%) n n (%) n (%) n (%) n n (%) n (%) n (%)
 Incomea 1200     1060     1030     861    
  High   392 (88) 30 (7) 22 (5)   291 (78) 41 (11) 40 (11)   319 (82) 42 (11) 27 (7)   241 (74) 57 (17) 30 (9)
  Medium   354 (83) 42 (10) 29 (7)   274 (72) 46 (12) 61 (16)   310 (83) 33 (9) 29 (8)   224 (72) 47 (15) 42 (13)
  Low   284 (86) 29 (9) 18 (5)   227 (74) 33 (11) 47 (15)   209 (77) 29 (11) 32 (12)   156 (71) 30 (14) 34 (15)
 LMPb (mother) 1239     1085     1066     883    
  High score   756 (88) 61 (7) 47 (5)   590 (78) 71 (9) 99 (13)   637 (82) 77 (10) 58 (8)   490 (77) 86 (13) 62 (10)
  Low score   312 (83) 40 (11) 23 (6)   228 (70) 48 (15) 49 (15)   231 (78) 32 (11) 31 (11)   152 (62) 48 (20) 45 (18)
 LMPb (father) 1228     1074     1062     881    
  High score   928 (86) 85 (8) 63 (6)   715 (75) 105 (11) 130 (14)   778 (82) 93 (10) 73 (8)   576 (73) 124 (15) 93 (12)
  Low score   131 (86) 15 (10) 6 (4)   94 (76) 14 (11) 16 (13)   87 (74) 15 (13) 16 (13)   64 (73) 10 (11) 14 (16)
 Highest educational level (mother) 1989 1165     1034    1001     841    
  1 (> 13 yr)   242 (90) 17 (6) 10 (4)   197 (83) 17 (7) 23 (10)   228 (86) 22 (8) 17 (6)   191 (80) 27 (11) 21 (9)
  2 (10–13 yr)   480 (88) 42 (8) 23 (4)   390 (79) 47 (9) 59 (12)   347 (83) 46 (11) 27 (6)   243 (72) 62 (18) 34 (10)
  3 (< 10 yr)   279 (79) 38 (11) 34 (10)   187 (62) 52 (17) 62 (21)   238 (76) 34 (11) 42 (13)   174 (66) 43 (16) 46 (18)
 Highest educational level (father) 1989 1119     984     965     801    
  1 (> 13 yr)   225 (92) 15 (6) 4 (2)   177 (85) 12 (6) 19 (9)   189 (84) 20 (9) 15 (7)   163 (81) 25 (12) 13 (7)
  2 (10–13 yr)   493 (84) 56 (9) 39 (7)   375 (73) 59 (12) 78 (15)   401 (82) 49 (10) 38 (8)   274 (71) 63 (17) 47 (12)
  3 (< 10 yr)   241 (84) 25 (9) 21 (7)   180 (68) 41 (16) 43 (16)   195 (77) 26 (10) 32 (13)   142 (66) 40 (18) 34 (16)
Late childhood
 Incomea 1222     1072     1053     876    
  High   408 (88) 34 (8) 20 (4)   303 (78) 46 (12) 39 (10)   325 (83) 42 (11) 26 (6)   238 (72) 60 (18) 33 (10)
  Medium   365 (84) 36 (8) 32 (8)   293 (75) 37 (10) 60 (15)   308 (82) 33 (9) 34 (9)   229 (73) 48 (15) 39 (12)
  Low   277 (85) 32 (10) 18 (5)   210 (71) 36 (12) 49 (17)   225 (79) 31 (11) 29 (10)   170 (74) 26 (11) 33 (15)
 LMPb (mother) 1228     1076     1059     879    
  High score   827 (88) 67 (7) 47 (5)   633 (77) 83 (10) 106 (13)   685 (82) 84 (10) 68 (8)   511 (73) 107 (15) 83 (12)
  Low score   230 (80) 34 (12) 23 (8)   177 (69) 36 (14) 42 (17)   178 (80) 23 (10) 21 (10)   129 (72) 25 (14) 24 (14)
 LMPb (father) 1213     1057     1049     868    
  High score   921 (87) 87 (8) 56 (5)   718 (76) 100 (11) 119 (13)   777 (82) 99 (10) 75 (8)   564 (71) 130 (17) 95 (12)
  Low score   126 (84) 13 (9) 10 (7)   80 (67) 18 (15) 22 (18)   77 (79) 9 (9) 12 (12)   66 (83) 3 (4) 10 (13)
 Highest educational level (mother) 2003 1225     1076     1048     876    
  1 (> 13 yr)   338 (91) 22 (6) 13 (3)   269 (84) 24 (7) 29 (9)   296 (84) 32 (9) 24 (7)   241 (79) 38 (12) 27 (9)
  2 (10–13 yr)   494 (87) 48 (8) 28 (5)   392 (76) 55 (11) 70 (13)   378 (82) 53 (12) 29 (6)   258 (71) 64 (17) 43 (12)
  3 (< 10 yr)   224 (79) 30 (11) 28 (10)   152 (64) 39 (17) 46 (19)   181 (77) 21 (9) 34 (14)   139 (68) 32 (16) 34 (16)
 Highest educational level (father) 2003 1171     1026     1025     847    
  1 (> 13 yr)   276 (92) 19 (6) 5 (2)   215 (85) 16 (6) 23 (9)   224 (83) 26 (10) 20 (7)   194 (81) 31 (13) 15 (6)
  2 (10–13 yr)   496 (84) 54 (9) 41 (7)   384 (74) 58 (11) 77 (15)   418 (83) 52 (10) 37 (7)   284 (72) 62 (16) 50 (12)
  3 (< 10 yr)   235 (84) 24 (9) 21 (7)   172 (68) 40 (16) 41 (16)   195 (78) 24 (10) 29 (12)   138 (65) 39 (19) 34 (16)
 Family functioningc 1088     967     932     773    
  Good   728 (87) 63 (8) 44 (5)   567 (78) 76 (10) 87 (12)   573 (81) 71 (10) 63 (9)   419 (71) 91 (16) 79 (13)
  Poor   208 (82) 29 (12) 16 (6)   158 (67) 30 (12) 49 (21)   186 (83) 26 (11) 13 (6)   136 (74) 29 (16) 19 (10)
  1. aYearly household income categorized at 33.3rd;66.6th percentile
  2. bLabour market participation dichotomized ≥0.80 (high score)
  3. cFamily functioning, measured at age 15