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Table 2 Mean (SD) BMI change by predictor variables from the longitudinal model

From: A longitudinal and cross-sectional examination of the relationship between reasons for choosing a neighbourhood, physical activity and body mass index

Longitudinal   N BMI 2002 mean (SD) BMI 2009 mean (SD) BMI change mean (SD)
Gender Male 292 26.90 (4.45) 27.23 (4.53) .33 (2.83)
  Female 280 26.00 (4.84) 26.58 (5.16) .62 (2.92)
Age <50 years 302 26.02 (4.89) 26.92 (5.12) .89 (3.16)
  >= 50 years 270 26.92 (4.36) 26.91 (4.54) -.002 (2.44)
Moved Moved 137 26.13 (5.31) 26.82 (5.41) .70 (3.25)
  Did not Move 435 26.55 (4.44) 26.94 (4.67) .40 (2.74)
Activity Category Change Decrease 113 26.31 (4.95) 27.05 (5.06) .75 (2.63)
  Stable 319 26.45 (4.40) 27.06 (4.79) .61 (2.78)
  Increase 140 26.56 (5.04) 26.47 (4.83) -.09 (3.20)
Fruit & Vegetable Change Decrease 86 25.65 (4.07) 25.81 (4.17) .15 (3.29)
  Stable 395 26.60 (4.79) 27.10 (4.97) .51 (2.86)
  Increase 91 26.58 (4.60) 27.14 (4.86) .57 (2.49)
Neighbourhood SES Low SES 157 26.60 (4.87) 27.35 (5.61) .75 (2.82)
  Medium SES 197 26.81 (4.88) 27.30 (4.72) .48 (2.88)
  High SES 218 26.01 (4.29) 26.25 (4.30) .25 (2.90)
Neighbourhood Walkability Lowest 93 25.86 (5.04) 26.65 (5.23) .81 (3.00)
  Low 115 26.20 (3.85) 27.16 (4.02) .94 (2.57)
  Mid 106 26.74 (4.33) 27.20 (4.45) .46 (2.72)
  High 128 27.04 (4.81) 26.83 (4.52) -.20 (3.13)
  Highest 130 26.26 (5.13) 26.73 (5.83) .47 (2.80)