Table 3—

Distribution of children with type 2 diabetes by percent overweight

% over-weightBoysGirlsTotal
n106126232
<20%9 (8.5)29 (23.0)38 (16.4)
20–3928 (26.4)51 (40.5)79 (34.1)
40–5930 (28.3)*27 (21.4)57 (24.6)
≥60%39 (36.8)**19 (15.1)56 (24.1)
  • Data are n (%). Percent overweight is calculated based on the (current weight − age- and height-matched ideal weight)/(age- and height-matched ideal weight) × 100 (%). Patients whose percent overweight is ≥20.0% were judged to be obese.

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    * <20% overweight vs. 40–59% overweight (P = 0.0059);

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    ** <20% overweight vs. ≥60% overweight (P < 0.0001).