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Table 7 Multiple linear regression showing the effects of selected variables on body mass index, percent body fat and waist circumference of women using the stepwise method

From: Predictors of overweight and obesity in adult women in Nairobi Province, Kenya

  BMI % Body fat Waist circumference
Predictor variables β P β P β P
Age 0.177 0.008a 0.378 <0.001 a 0.237 <0.001 a
% DRI fat −0.122 0.024 a −0.021 0.689 −0.040 0.447
Total PA 0.115 0.026 a 0.093 0.071 0.075 0.132
Parity 0.209 0.002a 0.081 0.211 0.237 <0.001 a
SE group 0.144 0.015 a 0.004 0.966 −0.036 0.660
No. of assets 0.055 0.534 0.139 0.007** 0.007 a 0.922
No. rooms 0.031 0.710 0.032 0.666 0.125 0.022 a
R2       
  1. BMI = body mass index; WC = waist circumference; SE = socio-economic; DRI = Dietary Reference Intakes; TPA = total physical activity; a Significant predictors of BMI,% body fat, and waist circumference; β Standardised beta coefficient gives a measure of the contribution of each variable to the model.