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Table 4 Mediation analysis results of the association between weight gain and experiencing depressive symptoms with body image concerns as a mediator

From: Body image mediates the depressive effects of weight gain in new mothers, particularly for women already obese: evidence from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study

  Between time 0 and 1 Between time 1 and 2
  Coefficient Bootstrap S.E. Bias-corrected 95 % C.I. Coefficient Bootstrap S.E. Bias-corrected 95 % C.I.
Normal weight
 Indirect effect (via mediator) 0.0309 0.0023 (0.0265; 0.0357) 0.0161 0.0022 (0.0121; -0.0207)
 Direct effect 0.0019 0.0136 (-0.0236; 0.0289) -0.0748 0.0197 (-0.1126; -0.0350)
 Total effect 0.0328 0.0136 (0.0074; 0.0599) -0.0587 0.0197 (-0.0967; -0.0193)
 # replications 5000 4999
Overweight
 Indirect effect (via mediator) 0.0242 0.0036 (0.0176; 0.0317) 0.0132 0.0040 (0.0063; -0.0220)
 Direct effect -0.0313 0.0228 (-0.0755; 0.0141) 0.0870 0.0315 (0.0227; -0.1451)
 Total effect -0.0072 0.0232 (-0.0524; 0.0389) 0.1001 0.0315 (0.0363; -0.1595)
 # replications 4999 4960
Obese
 Indirect effect
 (via mediator)
0.0080 0.0038 (0.0017; 0.0169) 0.0088 0.0062 (-0.0012; -0.0239)
 Direct effect 0.0593 0.0316 (-0.0044; 0.1190) 0.0777 0.0526 (-0.0325; -0.1739)
 Total effect 0.0673 0.0318 (0.0049; 0.1277) 0.0865 0.0529 (-0.0251; -0.1838)
 # replications 4999 3017
  1. Note: Bold if the result is significant at least at the .05 level of significance; S.E. stand for standard errors; C.I. stands for confidence intervals. The variables to measure social support, stress, exercise, health, education, income, age, and singleton or not are controlled for in each model but omitted