Table 2: The percentages of the normal weight adolescents (baseline, 𝑛 = 1 1 9 6 ) who became overweight or obese in young adulthood (followup). Adolescents who perceived themselves as overweight (self-perceived overweight) were compared to those who perceived themselves as normal weight.

Overweight at followup 𝑃 valueObese at followup 𝑃 value
Self-perceived overweightNo self-perceived overweightSelf-perceived overweightNo self-perceived overweight

GirlsBMI (%)5931<0.001166<0.001
WC (%)7855<0.0015131<0.001

BoysBMI (%)6348<0.052310<0.001
WC (%)5529<0.0013710<0.001

BMI: overweight BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2, obese BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2. WC: overweight WC ≥ 80 cm and 94 cm, WC: obese WC ≥ 88 cm and ≥102 cm, respectively, in female and male adults.
Adolescents classified as normal weight who reported psychological or physical dysfunctions and those who reported pregnancy at followup were excluded.