Table 2.

Global Self-Esteem Scores at 9 to 10 Years of Age in Obese and Nonobese Children, NLSY 1990–1992

Global Self-Esteem (9 to 10 Years of Age)Weight Status: Age 9 to 10
NonobeseObese
Males
 Black20.4  ± 3.4 (n = 199)19.8  ± 4.1 (n = 43) P = .3
 Hispanic19.9  ± 3.4 (n = 139)19.4  ± 3.6 (n = 30) P = .7
 White20.8  ± 3.3 (n = 232)20.8  ± 3.2 (n = 39) P = .9
Females
 Black20.0  ± 3.4 (n = 189)19.6  ± 3.7 (n = 60) P = .5
 Hispanic20.1  ± 3.5 (n = 140)19.9  ± 3.3 (n = 22) P = .3
 White20.3  ± 3.3 (n = 240)19.9  ± 4.0 (n = 44) P = .4
  • No differences in scholastic self-esteem was observed among any groups.