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Table 4 Multivariable model for factors associated with childhood overweight/obesity and physical activity

From: Correlates of objectively measured overweight/obesity and physical activity in Kenyan school children: results from ISCOLE-Kenya

  OR (Confidence limits) p-value
  Overweight/Obese
Paternal BMI (kg/m2); as continuous variable 1.17 (1.09 – 1.26) < 0.0001
Participation by Type of School (Private vs. Public) 4.18 (2.26 – 7.72) < 0.0001
  Met Daily MVPA Guidelines
Sex (Boys vs. Girls) 2.63 (1.49 – 4.64) 0.0009
Maternal Education Level   
   High school or less vs. Primary or less 0.35 (0.19 – 0.67) 0.0014
   Diploma/Higher Diploma/Degree vs. Primary or less 0.25 (0.12 – 0.54) 0.0008
   Graduate/Professional Degree vs. Primary or less   NS
Participation by Type of School (Private vs. Public) 0.04 (0.01 – 0.17) < 0.0001
  1. Acronyms: BMI (body mass index).
  2. Note: All variables that were significant in the univariable analyses (from Table 3) were included in the initial multivariable model, and a backward elimination approach used to reduce the model to only those that remained significant as reported in this table.