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Table 6 Comparison with Persistently Non-Obese Weight Trajectory (BMI 95%ile criterion): Multinomial Regression

From: Obesity status trajectory groups among elementary school children

  Becoming Obesea Chronically Obesea
Odds Ratio 95 % CI Odds Ratio 95 % CI
Gender (reference group: Boy) Girl 0.671** 0.498, 0.905 0.55*** 0.407, 0.744
Ethnicity (reference group: White) Asian 0.956 0.624, 1.466 0.76 0.467, 1.237
Non-Hispanic Black 0.999 0.63, 1.585 1.688* 1.087, 2.624
Hispanic 1.844** 1.189, 2.862 2.373*** 1.524, 3.694
School SES (reference group: High SES) Low SES 1.364 0.937, 1.986 1.362 0.952, 1.95
  1. Note. aReference group is persistently non-obese group; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; CI: confidence interval