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Table 4 Factors associated with preschool overweight and obesity (n = 142)

From: Early life predictors of preschool overweight and obesity: a case–control study in Sri Lanka

Factors Univariable analysis Multivariable analysis
ORb P valueb ORb P valuea,b 95% confidence intervalb
Mother with a degree 9.56 0.0001 2.12 0.276 0.681 – 6.614
Working mother 3.87 0.001 1.44 0.677 0.258 – 8.030
Childcare by mother 0.24 0.001 0.54 0.477 0.101 – 2.914
Rapid weight gain 6.46 0.0001 6.29 0.001 2.036 – 19.49
Cesarean delivery 2.66 0.007 0.70 0.518 0.248 – 2.02
Past history of abortion 0.16 0.0001 0.40 0.202 0.098– 1.634
First born status 5.32 0.0001 3.57 0.025 1.169 – 10.91
Pre-pregnancy BMI 2.39 0.018 3.96 0.007 1.458 – 10.76
Single parent with DM/HT/DL 2.35 0.039 3.30 0.051 0.995 – 10.95
>2 grandparents with DM/HT/DL 2.81 0.010 1.74 0.345 0.550 – 5.52
Breastfeeding above 2 years old 0.40 0.021 0.18 0.004 0.057 – 0.571
EBF for 6 month 0.33 0.002 0.80 0.686 0.283 – 2.297
Initiation of Complementary feeding after 6 months 0.30 0.046 0.33 0.149 0.072 – 1.494
  1. aSignificant p values (<0.05), OR and CI derived from final model are given in bold type.
  2. bThe confidence intervals, p values and OR were obtained from binary logistic regression analysis.
  3. OR, Odds ratio; DM/HT/DL; diabetes mellitus/hypertension)/dyslipidemia, EBF; exclusive breast feeding.