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Table 4 Weight status by gender

From: Weight status of adolescents in secondary schools in port Harcourt using Body Mass Index (BMI)

Weight status Sex Total χ2 P value
(NCHS) Males No. (%) Females No. (%)    
Normal 417 (86.7) 402 (83.9) 819 (85.3) 1.47 0.220
Underweight 43 (8.9) 18 (3.8) 61 (6.4) 10.83 0.000
Overweight 18 (3.7) 45 (9.4) 63 (6.3) 12.50 0.000
Obese 3 (0.6) 14 (2.9) 17 (1.8) 7.29 0.006
Total 481 (100) 479 (100) 960 (100) 29.20 0.000