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Table 3 Association1 between duration of residence in the U.S. and BMI

From: Place of birth, duration of residence, neighborhood immigrant composition and body mass index in New York City

  All Subjects Beta2, P-value Asians Beta2, P-value Black – Caribbean Beta2, P-value Caucasians Beta2, P-value Hispanics Beta2, P-value
US Born Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
25+ of residence -0.78, <0.0001 -0.63, 0.14 -1.88, 0.03 -0.55, 0.05 -0.88, 0.002
15–24 years of residence -1.15, <0.0001 -0.50, 0.21 -1.26, 0.14 -1.68, 0.01 -1.01, 0.02
10–14 years of residence -1.42, <0.0001 -0.78, 0.06 -1.45, 0.14 -1.28, 0.04 -1.97, 0.0002
5–9 years of residence -1.27, <0.0001 -0.84, 0.05 -0.61, 0.60 -1.07, 0.05 -2.44, 0.0003
<5 years of residence -1.59, <0.0001 -0.79, 0.06 -4.53, 0.004 -1.49, 0.03 -2.21, 0.003
Trend -0.34, <0.0001 -0.11, 0.07 -0.27, 0.20 -0.35, <0.0001 -0.54, <0.0001
  1. 1 All models control for age, gender and education, and the models that includes all subjects also controls for race/ethnicity. The models for Hispanics also control for Hispanic ethnicity.
  2. 2 The Beta coefficients represent the adjusted difference in BMI between the respective categories of duration of residence and U.S.-born individuals.
  3. P for difference in trend between Asians and Hispanics = <0.0001.
  4. P for difference in trend between Asians and Caucasians = 0.22