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Table 4 MLR analyses of longitudinal associations between T1 stress and behavioural outcomes at T2

From: Associations between psychological stress, eating, physical activity, sedentary behaviours and body weight among women: a longitudinal study

T2 outcomesa   βb Bc (95% CI) P
BMI   0.04 0.09 (0.04, 0.13) <0.0005
   OR (95% CI) P
BMI category     
  Healthy weight (18.5–24.9 kg m-2)    
  Overweight (25.0–29.9 kg m-2) 1.02 (0.97,1.08) 0.454
  Obese (BMI 30.0 kg m -2 or more) 1.11 (1.00,1.23) 0.043
LTPA (per week)     
  Low (≤52 mins)    
  Medium (53 mins-4 hours) 0.93 (0.88,0.98) 0.004
  High (5+ hours) 0.89 (0.84,0.94) <0.0005
Sitting time (per week)     
  Low (≤30 hours)    
  Medium (31–52 hours) 0.96 (0.92,1.00) 0.051
  High (53+ hours) 1.02 (0.97,1.08) 0.339
Television viewing time (per week)     
  Low (≤13 hours)    
  Medium (14–21 hours) 1.07 (1.01,1.12) 0.014
  High (22+ hours) 1.04 (0.98,1.11) 0.146
Potato crisps or salty snack foods     
  Low (<once/month)    
  Medium (1–3 times/month) 1.01 (0.95,1.07) 0.745
  High (1+ times/week) 1.04 (0.98,1.10) 0.219
Chocolates or lollies     
  Low (≤3 times/month)    
  Medium (once/week) 1.01 (0.96,1.07) 0.652
  High (2+ times/week) 1.02 (0.97,1.07) 0.453
Cake, doughnuts and sweet biscuits     
  Low (≤3 times/month)    
  Medium (once/week) 1.01 (0.96,1.05) 0.787
  High (2+ times/week) 1.00 (0.95,1.04) 0.931
Pies, pastries or sausage rolls     
  Low (<once/month)    
  Medium (1–3 times/month) 0.98 (0.94,1.02) 0.401
  High (1+ times/week) 1.05 (0.98,1.12) 0.154
Fast foods (e.g. McDonalds, KFC)     
  Low (<once/month)    
  Medium (1–3 times/month) 1.04 (0.99,1.08) 0.103
  High (1+ times/week) 1.08 (1.02,1.14) 0.011
Pizza     
  Low (<once/month)    
  Medium (1–3 times/month) 0.98 (0.94,1.03) 0.483
  High (1+ times/week) 1.02 (0.94,1.11) 0.628
Soft drink (excluding diet soft drink)     
  Low (don’t drink soft drink)    
  Medium (<1 serve/day) 0.98 (0.93,1.03) 0.378
  High (1+ serves/day) 1.04 (0.95,1.15) 0.398
  1. a‘Low’ is the reference category for all outcomes.
  2. Note: All analyses controlled for age, education level, marital status, employment status, smoking status, the number of dependent children, country of birth and clustering by neighbourhood. Bolded associations were significant.
  3. bStandardised regression coefficient.
  4. cUnstandardised regression coefficient with 95% confidence interval.