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Table 2 The regression statistics for the U-shaped association between continuous BMI and depression.

From: Depression and body mass index, a u-shaped association

Variable Value βa) Standard Error P
All   0.43 0.00 0.000
Gender Male 0.38 0.00 0.000
  Female 0.26 0.00 0.000
Age 20–29 0.33 0.01 0.001
  30–39 0.53 0.01 0.000
  40–49 0.33 0.01 0.000
  50–59 0.53 0.01 0.000
  60–69 0.58 0.01 0.000
  70+ 0.33 0.01 0.001
  1. a)We report the squared data; a positive value indicates that past a certain point of BMI, the level of depression increases (U-curve).