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Table 3 Correlations between parental feeding practices and child weight status in Mexican American families at baseline

From: Parental feeding practices and child weight status in Mexican American families: a longitudinal analysis

  Child waist-height ratio Child BMI
  Girls Boys Girls Boys
Mothers’ feeding practices (n = 322)
 Restriction 0.38*** 0.24** 0.51*** 0.45***
 Pressure −0.18* −0.27*** −0.34*** −40***
 Use food to control −0.09 −0.15 −0.24** −0.22**
 Positive involvement −0.04 −0.11 −0.03 −0.05
Fathers’ feeding practices (n = 182)
 Restriction 0.37*** 0.13 0.39*** 0.47***
 Pressure −0.23* −0.29** −0.19 −43***
 Use food to control −0.11 −0.24* −0.13 −0.25*
 Positive involvement −0.03 −0.09 0.05 0.01
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001