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Table 5 Values estimated for each model for the three profiles of individual considered (healthy, intermediate and unhealthy)

From: Factors associated with overweight: are the conclusions influenced by choice of the regression method?

Models Profiles
Healthy Intermediate Unhealthy
Gamma
 (E[BMI]) 16.79 26.13 38.15
Linear
 (E[BMI]) 17.02 26.07 37.69
Quantile
 0.25 (E[BMI]) 16.59 23.56 32.36
 0.50 (E[BMI]) 16.69 25.86 37.02
 0.75 (E[BMI]) 17.06 27.86 43.26
Logistic
 Overweight (P[BMI ≥ 25]) 0.7 51.4 99.8
Multinomial
 Normal (P[BMI < 25]) 98.8 49.5 0.0
 Overweight (P[BMI ≥ 25 e BMI < 30]) 1.2 34.7 7.0
 Obesity (P[BMI ≥ 30]) 0.0 15.8 92.9
  1. E[BMI] = expected value of BMI, in kg/m2; P[BMI] = probability of BMI ≥ e/or < certain value, in %