TABLE 2

Parental Opinions

Characteristic% Agree or Strongly Agree by BMI Percentile GroupP
5–84th, %85–94th, %≥95th, %
I can influence my child's food choices.798484.586
I can influence my child's amount of physical activity.878667.007
I am worried about my child's weight right now.112131.006
Overweight children are likely to become overweight adults.665171.117
Overweight children are more likely to develop diabetes (high blood sugar) than children who are not overweight.726580.323
Overweight children are more likely to have problems in their social relationships with other children than children who are not overweight.706569.810
Children will exercise more if their parents exercise regularly.757973.803
Eating habits of parents influence the eating habits of their children.868682.820