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Table 4 Relationship between demographic and socioeconomic factors and child and parental BMI

From: Relationship between body mass index and family functioning, family communication, family type and parenting style among African migrant parents and children in Victoria, Australia: a parent-child dyad study

  Child BMI Parent BMI
95 % CI 95 % CI 95 % CI 95 % CI
Parental BMI 0.11* 0.00 0.22 0.15* 0.01 0.28 - -   - - -
Gender, Male 0.52 −0.60 1.64 0.69 −0.67 2.05 −1.39* −2.67 −0.12 −1.07 −2.84 0.69
Age 0.42** 0.11 0.72 0.47* 0.10 0.85 0.14*** 0.06 0.22 0.11* 0.01 0.21
Length of stay in Australia −0.05 −0.17 0.07 −0.19* −0.36 −0.03 0.29*** 0.17 0.40 0.24* 0.04 0.44
Religion, Muslima 0.42 −0.84 1.68 −0.10 −1.75 1.56 3.19 1.86 4.52 2.99*** 1.26 4.72
Religion, Othera 2.50 −0.75 5.76 −1.47 −6.31 3.36 1.56 −1.87 5.00 0.39 −5.60 6.39
Parent education completed year 12b −0.36 −2.22 1.51 −0.53 −2.88 1.83 1.11 −0.92 3.14 0.05 −2.59 2.68
Parent education, Tertiary educationb 0.14 −1.04 1.32 −0.18 −1.76 1.41 −0.57 −1.85 0.72 −1.33 −3.09 0.4
Parent education, Still at schoolb 6.06 −3.00 15.12 9.11 −0.21 18.42 −12.02** −21.90 −2.14 −7.96 −18.02 2.09
Household income, $15–24,000c −0.46 −2.08 1.15 −0.38 −2.22 1.46 −0.23 −2.04 1.58 0.07 −1.99 2.13
Household income, $25–34,000c 0.20 −1.39 1.78 0.05 −2.13 2.24 0.34 −1.44 2.11 0.72 −1.70 3.14
Household income, $35–44,000c 0.27 −1.57 2.11 −0.41 −2.54 1.73 −0.67 −2.72 1.39 −0.73 −3.08 1.62
Household income, >45,000c −0.24 −2.36 1.87 0.74 −2.01 3.49 −0.16 −2.49 2.16 −1.76 −4.77 1.25
  1. aReference = Christian; bParental education level, reference = some high school or less; cHousehold annual income, reference = <$15,000. * < 0.05; ** < 0.01; *** < 0.001; Uβ Unadjusted β coefficient, Aβ Adjusted β coefficient (adjusted for factors in the table)