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Table 2 Parameter Estimates for Covariates influencing Childhood Adiposity

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

  Coefficient (Eq. 2) (Standard Error)
  Weight at first Interview (kg) Weight Category
Age 3
Weight Category
Age 5
Weight Category
Age 7
  λ
Family Lifestylea −0.051*** (0.007) −1.205*** (0.079) −1.535*** (0.080) − 1.518*** (0.078)
  δ
Male 0.066*** (0.003)
Age (weeks) 0.004*** (0.001)
Black −0.010 (0.012) 0.186 (0.113) 0.352*** (0.103) 0.339*** (0.101)
Asian −0.077*** (0.007) −0.262*** (0.083) − 0.091 (0.080) 0.096 (0.076)
Other −0.028*** (0.009) −0.011 (0.092) − 0.041 (0.097) 0.058 (0.098)
N 8462
  1. This table shows the parameter estimates for variables having a direct influence on childhood adiposity. a These are the factor loadings for childhood adiposity, also displayed in Table 1. *p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, ***p < 0.001