Table 5.

Percentage (Proportion) of Mothers Who Believed That Their Overweight Children (WHP ≥ 90) Were “Overweight” by Maternal Education Level, Maternal Weight Status, Child's Sex, and Child's Race (n = 99)

Maternal Education Level*Total
LowHigh
Maternal weight status
 Obese12% (2/17)47% (7/15)28% (9/32)
 Nonobese11% (4/36)27% (8/30)18% (12/66)
Child's sex
 Female18% (5/28)37% (10/27)27% (15/55)
 Male4% (1/25)26% (5/19)14% (6/44)
Child's race
 Non-white13% (2/15)36% (4/11)23% (6/26)
 White11% (4/38)31% (11/35)21% (15/73)
  • * Low education (high school or less) and high education (some education beyond high school).P values > .05 for comparison of the proportion of mothers who believed that their overweight children were overweight (mothers obese vs nonobese, child female vs male, child white vs nonwhite).