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Table 4 Unadjusted and adjusted Odds Ratio (OR) of parental migration among girls (with either ORunadj or ORmv significant or marginally significant)

From: The impact of parental migration on health status and health behaviours among left behind adolescent school children in China

  females
(non-LBC = ref)
  ORunadj (95% CI) p-value ORmv (95% CI) p-value
Dietary intake       
   Ate vegetables ≥3 times/day2 0.76 (0.57-1.00) 0.048 0.79 (0.57-1.08) 0.143
   Drank sweetened beverage ≥3 times/day2 1.54 (1.05-2.25) 0.028 1.50 (0.95-2.37) 0.082
Physical activity & sedentary behaviours       
   Watched TV ≥4 hours/day2 1.71 (1.24-2.36) 0.001 1.48 (1.01-2.17) 0.043
Internet use       
   Used internet2 0.74 (0.55-0.99) 0.039 1.05 (0.72-1.54) 0.791
Tobacco & alcohol use       
   Ever smoked 1.46 (0.98-2.16) 0.060 1.88 (1.19-2.96) 0.007
   Currently smoked1 6.07 (2.02-18.24) 0.002 6.58 (2.00-21.69) 0.002
   Ever drank 0.96 (0.72-1.28) 0.786 1.35 (0.97-1.87) 0.078
   Binge drinking¶1 2.74 (1.49-5.02) 0.001 2.64 (1.30-5.37) 0.007
Emotional and mental issues       
   Felt unhappy most of the time or always3 1.52 (1.08-2.15) 0.017 1.80 (1.20-2.68) 0.004
   Suicide plan3 1.84 (0.81-4.18) 0.140 2.24 (0.91-5.56) 0.081
   Ideation of leaving home3 1.34 (0.93-1.95) 0.120 1.50 (0.99-2.26) 0.055
   Attempt of leaving home3 3.96 (1.46-10.73) 0.010 2.92 (0.79-10.81) 0.109
Nutritional health MD unadj 4   MD mv 4  
   Mean Height (cm) -1.10 (-1.84--0.36) 0.004 -0.29 (-1.10-0.51) 0.476
  1. 1: in the past 30 days; 2: in the past 7 days; 3: in the past 12 months; 4: MD: Mean Difference = (mean for LBC) - (mean for non-LBC);
  2. Binge drinking: ever drank at least 5 glasses of alcohol within 1 or 2 hours in the past 30 day;
  3. Adjusted models were fitted after controlling age, ethnicity, school type, boarder, parental education level, living with grandparents, house type, and computer-owning at home (for internet use only).