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Table 7 Linear regression analysis of socio-demographic factors associated with BMI-for-age z-score among primary school children in Lahore, Pakistan (n = 1860)a

From: Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of stunting and thinness among Pakistani primary school children

Characteristics Regression coefficient (95% CI) Standard error P value
Girls -0.08 (-0.21 to 0.05) 0.07 0.248
Age (months) 0.01 (-0.01 to 0.01) < 0.01 0.285
Area and socioeconomic status (SES)b -0.39 (-0.49 to -0.29) 0.05 < 0.001
Higher neighborhood income 0.04 (-0.10 to 0.17) 0.07 0.587
Higher parental education 0.06 (-0.02 to 0.15) 0.04 0.142
Higher number of siblings -0.08 (-0.23 to 0.06) 0.07 0.252
Higher number of persons in child's living room -0.07 (-0.18 to 0.05) 0.06 0.269
  1. aR2 for model = 0.141
  2. bArea and SES strata: 1. Urban with high SES, 2. Urban with middle SES, 3. Urban with low SES, and 4. Rural with low/disadvantaged SES