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Table 5 The independent factors for WC Category by multivariate stepwise logistic 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

OR (95% CI)

P

OR (95% CI)

P

Age

1.653 (1.286, 2.124)

<  0.001

1.445 (1.093, 1.910)

0.010

Birthweight

1.316 (1.001, 1.713)

0.041

1.110 (0.998, 1.234)

0.054

Paternal BMI

1.117 (1.045, 1.194)

0.001

Maternal BMI

1.093 (1.012, 1.180)

0.024

Appetitea

2.375 (1.443, 3.908)

0.001

2.631 (1.479, 4.682)

0.001

Eating speedb

2.265 (1.486, 3.454)

<  0.001

1.905 (1.109, 3.270)

0.019

Milk intakec

0.454 (0.238, 0.866)

0.016

  1. aThe three levels of appetite: poor, average, good, were given the values 1, 2, and 3, respectively
  2. bThe three eating speeds: slow, average, fast, were given the values of 1, 2 and 3, respectively
  3. cMilk intake: drinking milk ≥6 times per week versus drinking milk < 6 times per week