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Table 4 The independent factors for ZWC by multivariate stepwise linear regressions

From: Association of waist circumference with blood pressure and familial dietary habits in preschool children: a cross-sectional study in northeastern China

Independent variables Males Females
B (95% CI) P B (95% CI) P
Age 0.480 (0.310, 0.650) <  0.001 0.363 (0.179, 0.546) <  0.001
Paternal BMI 0.092 (0.047, 0.137) <  0.001
Maternal BMI 0.092 (0.040, 0.143) 0.001 0.141 (0.073, 0.209) <  0.001
Eating wheat and wheat products as their staple fooda 0.756 (0.270, 1.241) 0.002
Appetiteb 0.556 (0.197, 0.914) 0.002 0.870 (0.496, 1.244) <  0.001
Eating speedc 0.571 (0.277, 0.864) <  0.001
Parental encouragement to eat a diverse range of foodsd −0.677 (−1.081, −0.274) 0.001 −0.700 (−1.144, −0.257) 0.002
Snacking while watching TVe 0.373 (0.026,0.721) 0.035
  1. BMI body-mass index
  2. aEating wheat and wheat-based products as their staple food: “yes” versus “no”
  3. bThe three levels of appetite: poor, average, good, were given the values 1, 2, and 3, respectively
  4. cThe three eating speeds: slow, average, fast, were given the values of 1, 2 and 3, respectively
  5. dEncouraging child to eat a diverse range of foods: “yes” versus “no”
  6. eSnacking while watching TV: “yes” versus “no”