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Table 2 Prevalence of obesity by school-level economic disadvantage (ED) among central Texas 8th grade students, stratified by gender and family SES. Central Texas CATCH Middle School Project, Spring 2009 (n=2,644 students, n=30 public middle schools)

From: School-level economic disadvantage and obesity in middle school children in central Texas, USA: a cross-sectional study

  Girls
  Poor - Just Getting By Living Comfortably Well Off
  n % Obese AOR (95% CI) p-value n % Obese AOR (95% CI) p-value n % Obese AOR (95% CI) p-value
Low School ED (ref.) 71 8.78 1.00   274 10.49 1.00   86 8.97 1.00  
Medium School ED 93 19.67 2.60 (0.94,7.22) 0.09 250 14.90 1.49 (0.78,2.86) 0.28 52 18.02 2.40 (0.67,8.59) 0.22
High School ED 128 19.98 2.62 (0.91,7.56) 0.10 258 17.38 1.72 (0.88,3.37) 0.11 49 31.26 5.70 (1.43,22.77) 0.01
  Boys
  Poor - Just Getting By Living Comfortably Well Off
  n % Obese AOR (95% CI) p-value n % Obese AOR (95% CI) p-value n % Obese AOR (95% CI) p-value
Low School ED (ref.) 70 11.87 1.00   239 15.22 1.00   84 20.72 1.00  
Medium School ED 87 22.64 2.20 (0.89,5.48) 0.10 267 23.23 1.70 (1.01,2.84) 0.05 57 11.15 0.45 (0.15,1.33) 0.18
High School ED 96 22.64 2.18 (0.85,5.60) 0.12 204 22.88 1.65 (0.93,2.94) 0.11 54 27.73 1.38 (0.53,3.59) 0.37
  1. Abbreviations: ED, School-Level Economic Disadvantage; SES, Family Socioeconomic Status; ref., referent; AOR, Adjusted Odds Ratio; 95% CI, Confidence Interval. Obesity defined as ≥95th percentile; school-level ED based on Texas Education Agency data; family SES based on student self-report. Analyses adjusted for age and ethnicity.