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Table 6 Computer use 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]
Computer use       
   0 hrs/day Reference    Reference   
   > 0 hrs/day 1.16 0.89 1.51 0.56 0.04 1.07
Age (years) 1.13 0.99 1.30 0.07 -0.39 0.52
Gender       
   Male Reference    Reference   
   Female 0.98 0.76 1.27 1.58 0.87 2.29
Race/ethnicity       
   Non-Hispanic white Reference    Reference   
   Non-Hispanic black 1.11 0.81 1.52 -0.43 -1.12 0.26
   Mexican-American 1.19 0.88 1.61 0.68 -0.18 1.53
   Other 1.32 0.83 2.08 0.31 -0.91 1.53
Poverty to income ratio       
   < 1 0.86 0.56 1.32 -0.91 -2.97 1.15
   ≥ 1 < 2 1.17 0.71 1.91 0.10 -1.89 2.09
   ≥ 2 < 3 0.87 0.46 1.63 -0.47 -2.61 1.68
   ≥ 3 < 4 0.53 0.26 1.12 -1.01 -3.39 1.36
   ≥ 4 < 5 0.69 0.33 1.44 -1.46 -3.68 0.75
   ≥ 5 Reference    Reference   
  1. *Bolded values indicate significance at P < 0.05. n = 1340, F statistic = 1.62 (P = 0.17) for the overweight status multivariate Poisson regression model.
  2. § Skinfold thicknesses = (Subscapular + Triceps skinfolds). n = 1339, r2 = 0.037 (P = 0.009) for the skinfolds multivariate linear regression model.