Table 2.

Six-Year Cumulative Incidence and Risk of Childhood Obesity According to Maternal BMI

Cumulative Incidence (%)Risk
95% CI
Adjusted Risk
95% CI
BMI (mother)
 Low (BMI < 20.0)3.2** .54 (.33–.89)** .55 (.34–.91)*
 Normal (20.0 ≤ BMI < 25)5.91.00
 Overweight (25.0 ≤ BMI < 30.0)9.21.61 (1.17–2.23)** 1.48 (1.05–2.08)*
 Obese (BMI ≥ 30)18.52-165 3.62 (2.65–4.96)2-165 3.69 (2.68–5.08)2-165
  • * P < .05;

  • ** P < .01;

  • F2-165 P < .001.

  • Statistical significance was assessed compared to the reference group by χ2 test.

  • Risk adjusted for initial weight-for-height.