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Table 4 Adjusted odds1,2 ratios (OR and 95% C.I.) for underweight, at risk for overweight, and overweight3 children at 4.5 years by eating behaviour

From: Problem eating behaviors related to social factors and body weight in preschool children: A longitudinal study

Behaviour Category Underweight (< 10 th percentile) At risk for overweight (85–94.9 th percentile) Overweight (> = 95 th percentile)
Picky eaters Never reported as picky eater# 1 1 1
  Reported as picky eater once or twice 1.238 (0.877–1.747) 0.671 (0.427–1.054) 0.876 (0.534–1.438)
  Reported as picky eater at all 3 ages 2.415 (1.383–4.216)* 0.890 (0.376–2.106) 1.125 (0.458–2.766)
Overeaters Never reported as overeater# 1 1 1
  Reported as overeater once or twice 0.815 (0.575–1.155) 2.149 (1.490–3.098)* 2.893 (1.880–4.452)*
  Reported as overeater at all 3 ages 0.471 (0.185–1.200) 3.249 (1.730–6.104)* 6.098 (3.308–11.240)*
  1. 1 Adjusted for all of the included behaviours and for child sex and birth weight, income level, parental overweight/obesity, and mother's smoking status during pregnancy
  2. 2 Dependant reference category = 10–84.9th percentile
  3. 3 Percentiles from BMI on the CDC USA Growth curves (age- & sex-specific curves)
  4. * Significantly different from the reference category (p-value (type III – Wald chi-square test) < = 0.05)