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Table 5 Multivariate linear regression analysis of the association between ethnicity and difference between measured and estimated BMI

From: Ethnic variation in validity of the estimated obesity prevalence using self-reported weight and height measurements

  Men Women
  B, 95% CI B, 95% CI
Model 1
Turkish 0.23 (-0.09;0.55) 0.56 (0.25;0.88)**
Moroccan -0.03 (-0.36; 0.31) 0.47 (0.08;0.85)*
Dutch ref ref
Model 2: adjusted for age
Turkish 0.21 (-0.10;0.53) 0.67 (0.34;0.99)***
Moroccan -0.08 (-0.42;0.26) 0.60 (0.20;0.99)**
Dutch ref ref
Age 0.01 (0.00;0.02)* 0.02 (0.00;0.03)**
Model 3: adjusted for age, measured BMI
Turkish -0.08 (-0.40;0.23) 0.25 (-0.09;0.58)
Moroccan -0.25 (-0.58;0.07) 0.22 (-0.17;0.61)
Dutch ref ref
age 0.00 (-0.01;0.01) 0.0 (-0.01;0.01)
measured BMI 0.12 (0.08;0.15)*** 0.09 (0.06;0.11)***
Model 4: adjusted for age, measured BMI and educational level
Turkish -0.16 (-0.50;0.19) 0.16 (-0.21;0.52)
Moroccan -0.33 (-0.68;0.03) 0.20 (-0.22;0.61)
Dutch ref ref
age 0.0 (-0.01;0.01) 0.00 (-0.01;0.01)
measured BMI 0.12 (0.09;0.16)*** 0.08 (0.06;0.11)***
educational level 0.12 (-0.18;0.43) 0.22 (-0.10;0.55)
  1. B, 95% CI, multivariate linear regression coefficient with 95% confidence interval.
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001 for comparison with Dutch ethnic group, ref = reference.