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Table 2 Proportions and odds ratios of being in the worst category of pedsQL (the lowest quartile) for obese, overweight and underweight, after adjusting for significant covariates

From: Quality of life in overweight and obese young Chinese children: a mixed-method study

Subscale Proportion in the Lowest Score Category, % Odds Ratios (95% CI)
Physical Functioning§   
  Underweight 29.4 2.371 (1.046 – 5.374)
  Overweight 29.4 2.269 (0.996 – 5.166)
  Obese 28.2 5.308 (2.246 – 12.546)
Emotional Functioning#   
  Underweight 26.7 0.679 (0.333 – 1.382)
  Overweight 25.3 0.646 (0.310 – 1.347)
  Obese 10.7 0.235 (0.074 – 0.743)
Social Functioning#   
  Underweight 26.3 1.631 (0.759 – 3.505)
  Overweight 29.5 2.160 (1.017 – 4.584)
  Obese 24.2 2.450 (1.035 – 5.801)
School Functioning+   
  Underweight 24.4 1.333 (0.617 – 2.879)
  Overweight 33.7 2.108 (0.996 – 4.459)
  Obese 24.4 2.863 (1.272 – 6.445)
Psychosocial Health Summary   
  Underweight 23.8 1.241 (0.551 – 2.794)
  Overweight 30.0 1.989 (0.907 – 4.364)
  Obese 22.5 1.935 (0.772 – 4.849)
  1. Note:
  2. §Value adjusted for child age, number of childcare arrangements since birth, parents perceived as principal caregiver, mother’s education level and father’s education level.
  3. #Value adjusted for number of stages of childcare arrangement since born, mother’s education level, father’s education level and father’s employment status.
  4. +Value adjusted for child age, housing, mother’s education level, and father’s education level.
  5. Value adjusted for mother’s birth place, mother’s length of stay in Hong Kong, mother’s education level, father’s education level and father’s employment status.