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Table 2 Unadjusted and adjusted associations (beta coefficients and 95% CIs) between risk subgroups identified using recursive partitioning analysis and body mass index percentile among 512 QUALITY study participants at baseline (2005–2008)

From: Identifying risk profiles for childhood obesity using recursive partitioning based on individual, familial, and neighborhood environment factors

  Beta (95% CI)
Intercept 54.9 (50.4; 59.5) 78.4 (51.9; 105.0)
Group 1 (n = 132), obesity prevalence 7.6% Reference Reference
Group 2 (n = 97), obesity prevalence 11.3% 13.3 (6.3; 20.3) 12.3 (5.3; 19.3)
Group 3 (n = 163), obesity prevalence 26.4% 16.0 (9.8; 22.1) 15.8 (9.6; 22.0)
Group 4 (n = 39), obesity prevalence 28.2% 22.0 (12.4; 31.6) 22.6 (13.1; 32.1)
Group 5 (n = 37), obesity prevalence 40.5% 25.1 (15.3; 34.8) 23.8 (14.1; 33.5)
Group 6 (n = 25), obesity prevalence 60.0% 31.9 (20.4; 43.3) 31.8 (20.4; 43.1)
Group 7 (n = 19), obesity prevalence 63.2% 34.4 (21.6; 47.3) 32.7 (19.9; 45.4)
Child’s age   −3.3 (−6.1; −0.5)
Sex, boys (Vs. girls)   6.7 (1.5; 11.8)
Puberty initiated at baseline (Vs. not initiated)   10.4 (3.9; 16.9)
Parental education   
≥1 parent with university degree   Reference
≥1 parent with technical/vocational/trade school degree   5.0 (0.1; 9.9)
2 parents with high school degree or less   7.6 (−1.1; 16.2)
  1. Abbreviations: CI, Confidence interval; QUALITY, Quebec Adipose and Lifestyle Investigation in Youth.