Table 2: Characteristics of the nonoverweight and the overweight girls among study participants.

VariablesNonoverweight
( )
Overweight
( )
valuea

Age (years)12.0 (12.36)12.0 (12.37)0.757
Birthweight (g)
 <25007.31.7<0.001
 2500–299935.729.3
 3000–349944.047.1
 3500–399911.916.1
 4000+1.15.8
Only child (%)8.211.20.175
Parent's obesity (%)
 None67.441.8<0.001
 Father only21.925.5
 Mother only8.223.4
 Father and mother2.59.2
Exercise (%)
 None26.438.5<0.001
 Sometimes13.520.7
 Daily60.140.8
Sleeping hours (%)
 9.0+15.512.50.610
 8.0–8.950.750.7
 7.0–7.929.533.6
 <7.04.23.3
Skipping breakfast (%)7.211.80.033
Snack after dinner (%)
 Seldom or none43.041.50.700
 Always or often57.058.5
Eating speed (%)
 Fast11.718.40.010
 Medium62.463.1
 Slow25.318.4
Eating until full (%)53.350.80.541

Except where indicated percentage (%), values are median (mean).
Chi-square test or Wilcoxon rank-sum test.