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Table 4 Comparison with Persistently Non-Overweight/Obese Weight Trajectory (BMI 85%ile criterion): Multinomial Regression

From: Obesity status trajectory groups among elementary school children

  Late-onset Overweight/Obesea Early-onset Overweight/Obesea Becoming Healthya Chronically Overweight/Obesea
Odds Ratio 95 % CI Odds Ratio 95 % CI Odds Ratio 95 % CI Odds Ratio 95 % CI
Gender (reference group: Boy) Girl 0.634** 0.451, 0.892 0.64* 0.447, 0.915 0.525*** 0.362, 0.761 0.556*** 0.431, 0.718
Ethnicity (reference group: White) Asian 0.942 0.592, 1.497 1 0.615, 1.628 0.684 0.408, 1.145 0.836 0.573, 1.22
Non-Hispanic Black 1.289 0.786, 2.114 0.933 0.534, 1.632 1.126 0.664, 1.911 1.574* 1.082, 2.291
Hispanic 1.36 0.799, 2.315 1.636 0.952, 2.811 1.377 0.792, 2.394 2.444*** 1.669, 3.577
School SES (reference group: High SES) Low SES 1.081 0.69, 1.694 1.298 0.812, 2.072 0.934 0.571, 1.527 1.298 0.945, 1.783
  1. Note. aReference group is persistently non-overweight/obese group; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; CI: confidence interval