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Table 3 Association between adolescent BMI percentile, physical activity and eating behaviors and 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
BMI (z-score) 185 0.04 (0.02, 0.07) A***** 0.06 (0.04, 0.09) A
Physical activity (hrs/wk) 198 0.11 (-0.06, 0.27)A 0.13 (-0.01, 0.27)A
Sedentary activity (hrs/wk) 197 -0.13 (-0.48, 0.22)A 0.01 (-0.36, 0.38)A
Fruits & Vegetables (servings/day) 188 0.14 (0.00, 0.29) A 0.06 (-0.09, 0.21)A
Fast food consumption (# times/wk) 199 0.05 (-0.10, 0.20)A -0.01 (-0.13, 0.11)A
Sugary beverages (#/day) 191 0.33 (0.13, 0.54) A 0.04 (-0.16, 0.24)A
Breakfast (#/wk) 199 0.09 (-0.07, 0.24)A 0.02 (-0.13, 0.17)A
Dieting (Risk difference) 197 0.02 (-0.12, 0.15)A -0.02 (-0.16, 0.12)A
  1. *Resident parent = lives with child 50% of the time; Nonresident parent = lives with child <50% of the time
  2. **Models adjusted for child’s gender, race/ethnicity, and resident and non-resident parent’s gender and educational attainment.
  3. ***N represents total in final model without missing information on outcome, exposure, and confounders.
  4. ****Values presented as β (95% CI) = expected change in means for continuous variables and proportions for dieting of the adolescent for a 1 unit increase in parents’ variable and 95% confidence interval; bolded if p < 0.05.
  5. *****Coefficients not sharing a letter are statistically significant at α =0.05.