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Table 2 BIC and Posterior Probability for Different Numbers of Groups of Trajectories by Different BMI %ile Criterion

From: Obesity status trajectory groups among elementary school children

Criterion OW/OB (BMI ≥ 85 %ile) OB (BMI ≥ 95 %ile)
No. of trajectory groups 2 3 4 5 6 2 3 4
BIC
All (n = 1651) -5874.88 -5213.91 -4940.67 -4831.01 -4769.61 -3546.15 -3210.64 -3099.03
Average Posterior Probability
All (n = 1651) 0.99 0.98 0.98 0.97 0.96 0.99 0.99 0.98
  1. Note. BIC = Bayesian information criterion