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Table 2 Body mass index and prevalence of overweight, obesity and thinness in 9–10 year old children

From: Prevalence of overweight, obesity and thinness in 9–10 year old children in Mauritius

Correlate N Mean BMI (Standard error) Prevalence
Ethnic group   kg/m2 Overweight Obesity Thinness
Indian 665 16.6 (0.13) 18.2% 5.6% 14.6%
Creole 143 16.8 (0.29) 16.8% 3.5% 5.6%
Other† 33 16.0 (0.60) 3.0% - 6.1%
p-value   0.48 0.03 0.29 0.003
School setting      
Urban 298 16.9 (0.15) 18.1% 6.7% 11.1%
Rural 543 16.4 (0.20) 16.9% 4.0% 13.6%
p-value   0.04 0.67 0.10 0.28
School achievement      
Low 311 16.3 (0.19) 16.1% 4.5% 13.2%
Average 263 16.5 (0.21) 17.1% 3.8% 12.9%
High 267 16.9 (0.21) 19.1% 6.7% 12.0%
p-value for trend   0.05 0.34 0.24 0.67
  1. p-values are from t-test for comparison of means and χ² test for comparison of prevalence estimates.
  2. This included children that were of Chinese (N = 3) and unknown ethnic group (N = 30).