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Table 3 Multivariable correlates of average weight change and substantial (≥ 5 kg) weight retention at one year pp (n = 118)

From: Postpartum behaviour as predictor of weight change from before pregnancy to one year postpartum

Absolute weight change (kg) B 95% CI
Social comparison for physical activity   
   equally active (ref) 0  
   less active 0.57 -1.35 - 2.49
   more active -2.43** -4.53 - -0.71
Sleep (h/day) -0.53* -1.08 - -0.02
Energy intake b   
   average (ref) 0  
   below average -2.62** -3.73 - -0.16
   above average -1.47 -3.35 - 0.42
Total gestational weight gain (kg) 0.18* 0.01 - 0.34
Substantial weight retention (≥ 5 kg) OR 95% CI
Social comparison for physical activity   
   equally active 1  
   less active 1.90 0.59 - 6.08
   more active 0.11* 0.02 - 0.66
Meeting saturated fatty acid intake guideline   
   Yes 1  
   No, exceeding guideline 3.40* 1.04 - 11.11
Total gestational weight gain (kg) 1.14* 1.01 - 1.27
Education   
   Completed post high school education 1  
   Not completed post high school education 5.13** 1.66 - 15.90
  1. All models were adjusted for prepregnancy BMI.
  2. * for p < 0.05, and ** for p < 0.01