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Table 5 Television viewing as a correlate for overweight status and skinfold thicknesses (mm).*

From: Television viewing, computer use, obesity, and adiposity in US preschool children

  Overweight Status Skinfolds§
  Prevalence Ratio [95% CI] β [95% CI]
Television viewing       
   ≤ 2 hrs/day Reference    Reference   
   > 2 hrs/day 1.34 1.07 1.66 1.08 0.19 1.96
Age (years) 1.13 0.99 1.30 0.07 -0.37 0.52
Gender       
   Male Reference    Reference   
   Female 0.99 0.77 1.27 1.59 0.91 2.27
Race/ethnicity       
   Non-Hispanic white Reference    Reference   
   Non-Hispanic black 1.12 0.81 1.54 -0.39 -1.09 0.30
   Mexican-American 1.22 0.91 1.64 0.76 -0.08 1.60
   Other 1.34 0.85 2.12 0.49 -0.79 1.77
Poverty to income ratio       
   < 1 0.80 0.51 1.26 -1.18 -3.36 1.01
   ≥ 1 < 2 1.10 0.66 1.82 -0.20 -2.29 1.88
   ≥ 2 < 3 0.86 0.46 1.62 -0.52 -2.70 1.66
   ≥ 3 < 4 0.53 0.26 1.08 -1.00 -3.34 1.35
   ≥ 4 < 5 0.66 0.32 1.36 -1.66 -4.01 0.68
   ≥ 5 Reference    Reference   
  1. *Bolded values indicate significance at P < 0.05.
  2. n =1340, F statistic = 3.41 (P = 0.009) for the overweight status multivariate Poisson regression model.
  3. § Skinfold thicknesses = (Subscapular + Triceps skinfolds). n = 1337, r2 = 0.042 (P = 0.0031) for the skinfolds multivariate linear regression model