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Table 2 Bivariate and multivariate analysis of the association between weight status and HRQoL in boys (N=2,354)

From: Effect of gender on the association between weight status and health-related quality of life in adolescents

Variables Mental HRQoL Physical HRQoL Social HRQoL
  Bivariate Multivariate Bivariate Multivariate Bivariete Multivariate
  β SE β SE β SE β SE β SE β SE
Weight status # (vs normal)
  Thin −4.72 2.01 −4.91* 2.02 −1.85 1.57 −2.33NS 1.60 −3.96 1.88 −3.79 NS 1.89
  Overweight −2.51 1.14 −1.79 1.16 −0.92 0.90 −0.49 0.91 −1.17 1.07 −0.81 1.08
  Obese −5.04 1.93 −3.63 1.97 −1.84 1.51 −0.46 1.56 −3.10 1.80 −2.80 1.84
Sociodemographic characteristic
  Vocational high school (vs general and  technological school) -1.28 1.02 −0.16NS 1.12 −1.47 0.80 −0.24 NS 0.88 −0.44 0.95 0.36 NS 1.05
  Age groups (vs 15 years old)
   <15 years old −0.19 2.68 0.80*** 2.68 1.18 2.10 1.37*** 2.12 −1.36 2.52 −1.36 NS 2.50
   >15 years old −5.04 0.88 −4.77 0.96 −3.68 0.69 −3.42 0.76 −2.37 0.82 −2.02 0.90
  Social and professional class of family head (vs executives)
   Farmers, storekeepers, craftsmen, managers 1.85 1.85 2.43NS 1.85 0.24 1.44 1.03 NS 1.46 0.90 0.71 1.62 1.73
   Intermediate jobs −1.21 1.41 −0.42 1.41 −1.40 1.10 −0.60 1.12 0.52 1.31 0.98 1.32
   Employees, workers −0.85 1.23 1.22 1.27 −1.85 0.96 −0.25 1.00 0.84 1.14 2.37 1.18
   Unemployed retired −2.66 1.79 0.71 2.02 −3.19 1.40 −0.69 1.59 −4.49 1.66 −1.96 1.88
  Parent occupation (vs both parents work)
   One parent has a job −1.62 0.92 0.11NS 0.96 −1.31 0.72 −0.28 NS 0.76 −2.23 0.86 −0.81 NS 0.90
   Neither parent works −2.20 2.04 1.28 2.41 −1.53 1.60 1.23 1.90 −2.66 1.92 2.59 2.26
  Perception of family income (vs perception of high income)
   Moderate −3.64 0.89 −3.15*** 0.91 −3.13 0.70 −2.76** 0.72 −4.01 0.82 −3.83 0.85
   Low −11.99 1.75 −11.12 1.82 −3.87 1.37 −3.31 1.44 −11.09 1.62 −10.5 1.70
  Parents considered overweight (yes vs no) −5.72 0.85 −4.97*** 0.87 −3.10 0.67 −2.80*** 0.69 −2.83 0.80 −2.19* 081
  1. # International Obesity Task Force body mass index classes; NS: no significant; *p<0.05; **p<0.001; ***p<0.0001; SE: standard error.