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Table 3 Odds ratios for predictors of accurate parental perception of child’s weight status at 5 years

From: Parental perception of child’s weight status and subsequent BMIz change: the KOALA birth cohort study

  Accurate parental weight status perceptiona
  Odds ratio (95% CI)  
  Normal weight children Overweight children
  N = 1369 N = 146
BMIz at 2 years 2.39*** (1.72; 3.32) 2.88*** (1.58; 5.26)
BMIz at 5 years 2.92*** (1.72; 4.95) 13.86*** (3.77; 50.93)
Educational level of father   
 High vs medium 1.83* (1.00; 3.35) - b
 Low vs medium 1.53 (0.62; 3.74) - b
  1. *P ≤ 0.05; **P ≤ 0.01;***P ≤ 0.001.
  2. Results of multivariate backwards binary logistic regression analyses. Non-significant (P >0.05) predictors were backward-deleted. Variables that were excluded from all models due to non-significance were child’s gender, BMI of both parents, recruitment channel, educational level of the mother, country of birth of both parents, employment status of both parents and age of mother at birth of child.
  3. a1 = accurate perception of child’s weight status, 0 = underestimation of child’s weight status.
  4. bVariable not included in the final backwards regression model (n.s.).