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Table 1 Estimated Factor Loadings

From: Family lifestyle dynamics and childhood obesity: evidence from the millennium cohort study

  Factor Loading, λ(Eqs. 1 and 2)
(Standard Error)
Dependent Variable Initial Age Three Years Age Five Years Age Seven Years
Weight (kg) −0.051*** (0.007)
Weight Category −1.205*** (0.079) −1.535*** (0.080) − 1.518*** (0.078)
Maternal Weight Categorya −8.527*** (0.321) −12.574*** (0.418) − 12.574*** (0.418) − 12.574*** (0.418)
Fathers Weight Category − 1.393*** (0.102) −1.215*** (0.088) − 1.215*** (0.088) −1.215*** (0.088)
Mothers’ Smoking Behaviourb −0.739*** (0.105) −0.757*** (0.101) − 0.697*** (0.092) −0.643*** (0.083)
Planned Pregnancy 0.712*** (0.079)
Breastfeeding Behaviour 1.056*** (0.064)
Regular Meals 0.577*** (0.091) 0.648*** (0.090)
Over Three Hours TV per day −0.867*** (0.076) −0.545*** (0.070) − 0.431*** (0.062)
Sport 0.669*** (0.053) 0.561*** (0.047)
Playground/Park 0.154*** (0.057) 0.182*** (0.051)
Unhealthy Snacks −0.290*** (0.056)
Regular Breakfast 0.553*** (0.082)
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  1. This table shows factor loadings from the factor models. *p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, ***p < 0.001, a for initial conditions this is pre-pregnancy weight category, b for initial conditions this is smoking behaviour during pregnancy