Journal of Obesity / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Obesity Severity, Dietary Behaviors, and Lifestyle Risks Vary by Race/Ethnicity and Age in a Northern California Cohort of Children with Obesity

Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the pediatric GHAP cohort (row percentages provided).

Age groupModerate obesitySevere obesity
BMI 100–119% of 95th percentileBMI 120–139% of 95th percentileBMI ≥ 140% of 95th percentile

Ages 3–17 years
Gender, %
 All79564978 (62.6%)2134 (26.8%)844 (10.6%)
 Male43332594 (59.9%)1232 (28.4%)507 (11.7%)
 Female36232384 (65.8%)902 (24.9%)337 (9.3%)
Race/ethnicity, %
 WhiteNH19841345 (67.8%)472 (23.8%)167 (8.4%)
 Black899485 (53.9%)265 (29.5%)149 (16.6%)
 Hispanic34572061 (59.6%)1002 (29.0%)394 (11.4%)
 Asian/PI953632 (66.3%)246 (25.8%)75 (7.9%)
 Other/unknown663455 (68.6%)149 (22.5%)59 (8.9%)
Lower income neighborhood, %
 Yes1139671 (58.9%)326 (28.6%)142 (12.5%)
 No68174307 (63.2%)1808 (26.5%)702 (10.3%)

Ages 3–5 years
Gender, %
 All1130775 (68.6%)265 (23.4%)90 (8.0%)
 Male573390 (68.1%)133 (23.2%)50 (8.7%)
 Female557385 (69.1%)132 (23.7%)40 (7.2%)
Race/ethnicity, %
 WhiteNH250188 (75.2%)50 (20.0%)12 (4.8%)
 Black11773 (62.4%)32 (27.3%)12 (10.3%)
 Hispanic527348 (66.0%)128 (24.3%)51 (9.7%)
 Asian/PI13482 (61.2%)39 (29.1%)13 (9.7%)
 Other/unknown10284 (82.3%)16 (15.7%)2 (2.0%)
Lower income neighborhood, %
 Yes206125 (60.7%)62 (30.1%)19 (9.2%)
 No924650 (70.3%)203 (22.0%)71 (7.7%)

Ages 6–11 years
Gender, %
 All35162247 (63.9%)954 (27.1%)315 (9.0%)
 Male19281175 (60.9%)553 (28.7%)200 (10.4%)
 Female15881072 (67.5%)401 (25.3%)115 (7.2%)
Race/ethnicity, %
 WhiteNH830590 (71.1%)185 (22.3%)55 (6.6%)
 Black376211 (56.1%)121 (32.2%)44 (11.7%)
 Hispanic1579946 (59.9%)469 (29.7%)164 (10.4%)
 Asian/PI439296 (67.4%)116 (26.4%)27 (6.2%)
 Other/unknown292204 (69.9%)63 (21.6%)25 (8.6%)
Lower income neighborhood, %
 Yes495299 (60.4%)145 (29.3%)51 (10.3%)
 No30211948 (64.5%)809 (26.8%)264 (8.7%)

Ages 12–17 years
Gender, %
 All33101956 (59.1%)915 (27.6%)439 (13.3%)
 Male18321029 (56.2%)546 (29.8%)257 (14.0%)
 Female1478927 (62.7%)369 (25.0%)182 (12.3%)
Race/ethnicity, %
 WhiteNH904567 (62.7%)237 (26.2%)100 (11.1%)
 Black406201 (49.5%)112 (27.6%)93 (22.9%)
 Hispanic1351767 (56.8%)405 (30.0%)179 (13.2%)
 Asian/PI380254 (66.8%)91 (24.0%)35 (9.2%)
 Other/unknown269167 (62.1%)70 (26.0%)32 (11.9%)
Lower income neighborhood, %
 Yes438247 (56.4%)119 (27.2%)72 (16.4%)
 No28721709 (59.5%)796 (27.7%)367 (12.8%)

WhiteNH = non-Hispanic white; Asian/PI = Asian or Pacific Islander; Lower income neighborhood = residing in a residential census block with a median household income ≤ $40,000.