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Table 2 Comparison of proportions of thinness, overweight and obese children by gender

From: Relationship between breakfast consumption, BMI status and physical fitness of Ghanaian school-aged children

  Total Male Female Chi square P value
BMI categories Thin Count 12 9 3 8.53 0.003
% 2.7% 4.2% 1.3%
Normal BMI Count 380 191 189
% 86.8 89.7% 84.0%
Overweight Count 41 9 32
% 9.4% 4.2% 14.2%
Obese Count 5 4 1
% 1.1% 1.9% 0.4%
  1. Chi square could not be used for the 4 BMI categories since some cells were small. To do that, the thin and normal were combined while the overweight and obese combined