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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the sample, according to sociodemographic and health characteristics (N = 45,255)

From: Educational outcomes associated with childhood obesity in the United States: cross-sectional results from the 2011–2012 National Survey of Children’s Health

Sociodemographic characteristics Unweighted number in sample Weighted percent in sample
Child’s BMI status   
Non-overweight (<85th percentile) 31076 68.7
Overweight (85th to <95th percentile) 6495 15.6
Obese (≥95th percentile) 6293 15.7
Child’s age (years)   
10-12 10692 24.6
12-14 16145 37.2
15-17 18418 38.2
Child’s gender   
Male 23597 51.2
Female 21658 48.8
Race/ethnicity   
Hispanic 5213 20.8
Non-Hispanic white 30488 53.9
Non-Hispanic black 4260 14.0
Non-Hispanic mixed race 2165 4.4
Other (Asian/Pacific Islanders and American Indians) 3129 6.9
Household composition   
Two-parent biological 29342 58.5
Two-parent stepfamily 4543 12.8
Single mother 7395 19.6
Other family type 3975 9.1
Place of residence   
Metropolitan 33051 83.9
Non-metropolitan 11663 16.1
Highest household or parental education level (years)   
<12 2477 11.5
12 6994 19.8
13-15 11427 24.8
16+ 23255 43.9
Household poverty status (ratio of family income to poverty threshold)   
Below 100% 5993 19.8
100-199% 7725 21.3
200-399% 14079 28.8
At or above 400% 17458 30.1
Child’s overall health status   
Excellent/very good/good 43945 96.5
Fair/poor 1294 3.5
Child’s visit to a doctor/health care provider for well- or sick-care during past year   
Yes 39720 86.0
No 5448 14.0
Child missed >2 weeks of school during a year   
Yes 2893 6.6
No 40583 93.4
Child reported having a problem at school   
Yes 12393 31.1
No 30069 68.9
Child repeated a grade   
Yes 3741 10.6
No 40011 89.4
Child reported low school engagement   
Yes 9468 22.4
No 34291 77.6