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Table 4 Urban versus rural setting: parent’s body mass index

From: Overweight and obesity and their associated factors among early adolescence school children in urban and rural Portugal

Parameter Urban (n = 57) Rural (n = 72) Total (n = 129) p
Father Mean ± Std Dev. 25.6 ± 2.8 26.8 ± 3.4 26.3 ± 3.2 0.081
Normal 14 (41.2%) 20 (31.3%) 34 (34.7%) 0.443
Overweight 18 (52.9%) 36 (56.3%) 54 (55.1%)
Obese 2 (5.9%) 8 (12.5%) 10 (10.2%)
Mother Mean ± Std Dev. 23.0 ± 3.7 26.6 ± 5.0 25.3 ± 4.9 <0.001
Normal 29 (80.6%) 31 (46.3%) 60 (58.3%) 0.003
Overweight 5 (13.9%) 25 (37.3%) 30 (29.1%)
Obese 2 (5.6%) 11 (16.4%) 13 (12.6%)
At least one obese parent No 29 (87.9%) 44 (69.8%) 73 (76.0%) 0.049
Yes 4 (12.1%) 19 (30.2%) 23 (24.0%)