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Table 3 Unadjusted models explaining father-child and mother-child dietary resemblance, each variable entered separately into the model

From: Like parent, like child? Dietary resemblance in families

  Father-child resemblance Mother-child resemblance
β estimate 95% confidence interval Significance for difference β estimate 95% confidence interval Significance for difference
Child’s gender
 Girl ref.    ref.   
 Boy −0.003 − 0.029, 0.022 0.813 0.001 − 0.023, 0.025 0.927
Child’s age
 Median or higher ref.    ref.   
 Lower than median 0.005 − 0.016, 0.026 0.638 0.011 −0.009, 0.030 0.276
Number of children living in the same household (in addition to the participating child)
 Only child ref.    ref.   
 One child 0.002 −0.036, 0.040   −0.026 − 0.058, 0.007  
 Two or more children 0.003 −0.036, 0.043 0.986 −0.016 −0.051, 0.018 0.277
Father’s education
 High ref.    ref.   
 Middle −0.039 −0.085, 0.008   −0.030 −0.075, 0.016  
 Low −0.045 −0.092, 0.001 0.136 −0.039 − 0.083, 0.005 0.220
Mother’s education
 High ref.    ref.   
 Middle −0.019 −0.062, 0.024   −0.015 −0.056, 0.026  
 Low −0.050 −0.099, 0.000 0.149 −0.034 − 0.080, 0.012 0.357
Number of family meals as reported by the father 0.014 0.003, 0.024 0.013 0.012 0.001, 0.022 0.032
Number of family meals as reported by the mother 0.018 0.007, 0.030 0.002 0.019 0.008, 0.030 < 0.001
Respondent
 Father ref.    ref.   
 Mother −0.068 −0.129, −0.006 0.032 0.066 0.003, 0.129 0.039
  1. N = 584–632 for father-child pairs and 627–717 for mother-child pairs