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Table 3 Prevalence of children’s obesity and overweight in their mothers’ working hours per week according to age, gender

From: Mothers’ Working Hours and Children’s Obesity: Data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2008–2010

Age Gender Mothers’ working hours Total N(% ++) Obese N(% ++) P-value Overweight and obese N(% ++) P-value
6-12 Male     0.692   0.362
(N = 548) < 40 244(100.0) 25(10.0)   47(19.8)  
40 ~ 48 172(100.0) 12(8.2)   40(23.4)  
49 ~ 60 76(100.0) 6(11.8)   15(22.9)  
>60 56(100.0) 4(5.7)   9(11.1)  
Female     0.078   0.192
(N = 502) < 40 222(100.0) 12(5.4)   38(18.3)  
40 ~ 48 174(100.0) 6(3.8)   25(13.6)  
49 ~ 60 67(100.0) 9(12.7)   20(26.2)  
>60 39(100.0) 5(11.2)   8(17.8)  
13-18 Male     0.006*   0.008*
(N = 509) < 40 152(100.0) 33(24.0)   39(26.5)  
40 ~ 48 185(100.0) 19(9.8)   25(12.1)  
49 ~ 60 94(100.0) 11(9.8)   13(11.8)  
>60 78(100.0) 14(20.4)   17(22.4)  
Female     0.588   0.356
(N = 456) < 40 145(100.0) 11(11.1)   19(16.7)  
40 ~ 48 165(100.0) 12(5.9)   18(9.6)  
49 ~ 60 80(100.0) 8(9.3)   13(15.2)  
>60 66(100.0) 7(10.6)   15(19.6)  
  1. ++ row and estimated percentage.
  2. *p-value < 0.05.