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Table 2 Paired t -test and chi-squared comparisons between resident and nonresident parents’ BMI, physical activity and eating behaviors*

From: Nonresident parental influence on adolescent weight and weight-related behaviors: similar or different from resident parental influence?

  N** Resident parent Non-resident parent p-value
BMI kg m 2 185 27.3 (26.5, 28.1)*** 27.7 (27.0, 28.5) 0.39
Physical activity (hrs/wk) 198 4.6 (4.0, 5.2) 5.5 (4.8, 6.1) 0.05
Sedentary activity (hrs/wk) 197 15.4 (13.8, 17.0) 16.3 (14.8, 17.7) 0.31
Fruits & Vegetables (servings/day) 199 3.5 (3.2, 3.8) 3.2 (2.9, 3.5) 0.19
Fast food consumption (# times/wk) 200 1.5 (1.3, 1. 7) 2.0 (1.7, 2.2) 0.00
Sugary beverages (#/day) 200 0.6 (0.5, 0.7) 0.7 (0.6, 0.8) 0.10
Breakfast (#/wk) 199 4.4 (4.0, 4.8) 4.0 (3.7, 4.4) 0.11
Dieting (Proportion) 198 0.5 (0.4, 0.5) 0.4 (0.4, 0.5) 0.14
  1. *Resident parent = lives with child ≥50% of the time; Nonresident parent = lives with child <50% of the time
  2. **N represents total in paired t-test comparisons.
  3. ***Values presented as Mean (95% CI); Bolded p-value represent statistically significant difference between resident and nonresident parent’s behavior at p < 0.05.