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Table 2 Percentage of children in middle/ high and low SES groups by USA percentiles and Cole cut-off points

From: Cardiovascular disease risk factors among children of different socioeconomic status in Istanbul, Turkey: Directions for public health and nutrition policy

  Boys Girls Total
  Middle/ High SES (n = 144) Low SES (n = 113) Middle/ High SES (n = 132) Low SES (n = 121) Middle/ High SES (n = 276) Low SES (n = 234)
  n % n % n % n % n % n %
Underweight 20 13,9* 29 25,7 12 9,1 15 12,4 32 11,6* 44 18,8
Normal 104 72,2 76 67,3 98 74,2 94 77,7 202 73,2 170 72,6
Overweight 20 13,9 8 7,1 22 16,7 12 9,9 42 15,2* 20 8,5
  1. * p < 0.05 vs. corresponding proportion in Low SES group. Underweight = all children with BMI-for-age < 5th percentile according to CDC BMI-for-age gender specific charts for US children. Normal = all children with BMI-for-age between the 5th percentile and the reference values of Cole et al equivalent to an adult BMI of 25. Overweight = all children with BMI-for-age above the reference values of Cole et al equivalent to an adult BMI of 25.