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Table 2 Parents’ beliefs about consequences of overweight in children, distributed on NOWC and OWC

From: Child overweight in general practice – parents’ beliefs and expectations – a questionnaire survey study

     Agree Slightly Slightly Disagree Don't Missing  
      agree disagree   know   
     n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) p-value
Problems keeping up with         
other children during play         
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 537(69.6) 192(24.9) 14(1.8) 3(0.4) 20(2.6) 6(0.8)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 60(69.0) 20(23.0) 1(1.2) 0(0.0) 4(4.6) 2(2.3) 0.76
Problems with being          
bullied           
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 633(82.0) 120(15.5) 4(0.5) 0(0.0) 5(0.7) 8(1.0)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 74(85.1) 9(10.3) 0(0.0) 1(1.2) 1(1.2) 2(2.3) 0.27
Problems with overweight        
later in life          
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 666(86.3) 82(10.6) 3(0.4) 3(0.4) 11(1.4) 7(0.9)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 71(81.6) 13(14.9) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 1(1.2) 2(2.3) 0.66
Problems with heart disease         
later in life          
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 600(77.7) 67(77.01) 4(0.5) 2(0.3) 37(4.8) 5(1.0)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 124(16.1) 13(14.9) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 4(4.6) 3(3.4) 1.0
Problems with diabetes         
later in life          
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 589(76.3) 137(17.8) 2(0.3) 2(0.3) 37(4.8) 5(1.0)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 67(77.0) 10(11.5) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 7(8.1) 3(3.4) 0.38
  1. “What problems do you believe that overweight children can have or get?”