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Table 4 Multivariate Analysis (multilevel, logistic regression: simultaneous control of all variables)

From: Regional and social differences concerning overweight, participation in health check-ups and vaccination. Analysis of data from a whole birth cohort of 6-year old children in a prosperous German city

  overweighta incomplete U1-U9 check-upsb incomplete immunizationsc
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
individual level
Mother tongue parentsd       
- German 1.00   1.00   1.00  
- other 2.79 2.40–3.24 2.79 2.48–3.13 0.63 0.57–0.70
Kindergarten visit of the childe       
- yes 1.00   1.00   1.00  
- no 1.12 0.87–1.44 2.02 1.62–2.51 1.34 1.09–1.63
Sex of the child       
- boy 1.00   1.00   1.00  
- girl 0.99 0.85–1.14 1.10 0.99–1.23 1.00 0.91–1.09
school district level
percentage of       
'low education households'f       
- low (20.9 – 27.0%) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
- medium (27.1 – 30.8%) 1.23 0.99–1.53 1.06 0.88–1.27 0.92 0.78–1.09
- high (30.9 – 40.9%) 1.35 1.10–1.67 1.24 1.03–1.48 0.78 0.66–0.92
  1. a) BMI ≥ 90. percentile
  2. b) at least one of the nine check-ups missing
  3. c) at least one out of the nine vaccinations missing
  4. d) German: both parents with mother tongue German; other: all other parents
  5. e) yes: child visited Kindergarten for at least one year; no: all other children
  6. f) percentage of persons having the lowest educational level (i.e. 'Hauptschulabschluss')