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Table 4 Developmental predictors of maternal investment, age at menarche, adult adiposity and FFMI indices

From: Maternal investment, life-history trajectory of the off-spring and cardiovascular disease risk in Emirati females in the United Arab Emirates

Outcome Predictors β SE p-value R2
Ln Waist Circumference (cm) Constant 4.368 0.105 < 0.001 0.100
Birth Weight SDS 0.035 0.013 0.009  
Age at menarche (year) −0.012 0.008 0.171  
Ln FMI (kg/m2) Constant 3.145 0.309 < 0.0001 0.162
Birth Weight SDS 0.087 0.039 0.027  
Age at menarche (year) −0.080 0.025 0.002  
FFMI (kg/m2) Constant 15.650 1.281 < 0.001 0.132
Birth Weight SDS 0.485 0.160 0.003  
Age at menarche (year) −0.181 0.102 0.079  
Ln Waist Circumference (cm) Constant 4.566 0.161 < 0.001 0.192
Birth Weight SDS 0.038 0.013 0.005  
Age at menarche (year) −0.009 0.008 0.264  
Breast feeding (months) −0.011 0.007 0.110  
FFMI (kg/m2) Constant 11.879 1.915 < 0.001 0.192
  Birth Weight SDS 0.431 0.157 0.007  
  Age at menarche (year) −0.222 0.100 0.029  
  Age (year) 0.217 0.084 0.011  
  1. β change in the outcome resulting from a one-unit change in the predictor value, SE Standard Error, p significance < 0.05, R2 % of variance explained by the model