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Table 3 Relationship between SES and weight status

From: Beverage intake and obesity in Australian children

SES tertile 1 2 3 4
Age group [yr]     
2-3 39 35 37 23
4-8 49 48 41 34
9-13 64 61 50 46
14-16 62 52 51 47
Weight status [%]     
Underweight 5 3 6 5
Normal weight 69 71 74 75
Overweight 17 20 15 16
Obese 9 6 6 4
  1. 1. Percentage of the population consuming SSBs in each SES [SEIFA-IRSD] quartile and percentage of the population overweight or obese in each SES quartile
  2. 2. One-day food intake data collected via 24-hour recall at personal interview; population weights applied
  3. 3. SES as indicated by SEIFA [Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage 2006] where the 1st quartile represents those who are most disadvantaged and the 4th quartile represents those who are least disadvantaged
  4. 4. Weight status classified according to standard definitions published by the International Obesity Task Force [IOTF] [Cole et al. 2000; Cole et al.2007].