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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariate analysis of the association between weight status and HRQoL in girls (N=2,872)

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 6.93 1.90 6.46*** 1.91 2.47 1.55 2.16 NS 1.57 −0.19 1.57 0.43 NS 1.57
  Overweight −4.86 1.24 −3.45 1.24 −0.85 1.01 0.41 1.02 −2.58 1.03 −1.94 1.02
  Obese −8.49 2.43 −5.24 2.47 −3.33 1.98 −0.78 2.02 −2.70 2.02 0.88 2.04
Sociodemographic characteristic
  Vocational high school (vs general and  technological school) −4.88 1.43 −1.85 NS 1.55 −4.30 1.16 −3,49 NS 0,72 −5.76 1.18 −3.28* 1.27
  Age groups (vs 15 years old)
   <15 years old 1.53 2.78 2.17 2.74 0.58 2.25 0.94*** 2.24 −2.65 2.27 −3.04*** 2.25
   >15 years old −7.10 0.97 −6.35 1.03 −4.48 0.79 −3.91 0.85 −5.34 0.80 −3.76 0.85
  Social and professional class of family head (vs executives)
   Farmers, storekeepers, craftsmen, managers −1.70 1.91 0.44 NS 1.87 0.44 1.54 1.52 NS 1.53 −1.81 1.56 0.08*** 1.54
   Intermediate jobs −2.95 1.54 −0.36 1.52 −1.94 1.24 0.03 1.24 −1.44 1.26 0.31 1.25
   Employees, workers −3.97 1.35 0.35 1.36 −0.87 1.09 1.86 1.11 −2.49 1.10 0.80 1.12
   Unemployed retired −2.76 1.82 3.68 2.08 −3.17 1.46 1.34 1.71 −4.30 1.49 1.83 1.72
  Parent occupation (vs both parents work)
   One parent has a job −2.75 0.97 −0.89 NS 0.99 −2.11 0.78 −0.79 NS 0.82 −2.80 0.79 −1.12*** 0.82
   Neither parent works −2.36 1.82 0.00 2.16 −1.68 1.48 1.37 1.77 −4.61 1.50 −1.11 1.78
  Perception of family income (vs perception of high income)
   Moderate −6.19 0.93 −5.75*** 0.94 −4.95 0.75 −4.54*** 0.77 −6.57 0.76 −6.20*** 0.77
   Low 16.57 1.76 −15.42 1.83 −10.57 1.44 −9.52 1.50 −13.61 1.44 −12.56 1.51
  Parents considered overweight (yes vs no) −5.33 0.88 −3.72*** 0.88 −4.62 0.71 −3.49*** 0.72 −3.69 0.72 −2.46** 0.73
  1. #International obesity task force body mass index classes; NS: no significant*p<0,05; **p<0,001; ***p<0,0001.
  2. SE: standard error.