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Table 7 Media 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 Skinfold Thicknesses§
  Prevalence Ratio [95% CI] β [95% CI]
Media use       
   ≤ 2 hrs/day Reference    Reference   
   > 2 hrs/day 1.21 0.96 1.54 0.85|| -0.04 1.75
Age (years) 1.13 0.99 1.30 0.06 -0.39 0.51
Gender       
   Male Reference    Reference   
   Female 0.99 0.77 1.27 1.60 0.89 2.30
Race/ethnicity       
   Non-Hispanic white Reference    Reference   
   Non-Hispanic black 1.11 0.80 1.54 -0.44 -1.15 0.27
   Mexican-American 1.20 0.88 1.62 0.71 -0.15 1.56
   Other 1.36 0.86 2.13 0.50 -0.75 1.75
Poverty to income ratio       
   < 1 0.83 0.53 1.29 -1.07 -3.20 1.07
   ≥ 1 < 2 1.11 0.67 1.85 -0.13 -2.18 1.91
   ≥ 2 < 3 0.86 0.46 1.61 -0.49 -2.64 1.66
   ≥ 3 < 4 0.53 0.26 1.09 -1.02 -3.39 1.35
   ≥ 4 < 5 0.68 0.33 1.40 -1.55 -3.84 0.73
   ≥ 5 Reference    Reference   
  1. *Bolded values indicate significance at P < 0.05.
  2. n =1337, F statistic = 2.77 (P = 0.025) for the overweight status multivariate Poisson regression model.
  3. § Skinfold thicknesses = (Subscapular + Triceps skinfolds). n = 1334, r2 = 0.039 (P = 0.008) for the skinfold multivariate linear regression model.
  4. P = 0.061