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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