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Table 4 Full models explaining father-child and mother-child resemblance, all variables entered simultaneously in 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 −0.025, 0.030 0.857 0.005 −0.022, 0.032 0.719
Child’s age
 Median or higher ref.    ref.   
 Lower than median −0.003 −0.026, 0.020 0.800 0.006 −0.016, 0.028 0.588
Number of children living in the same household (in addition to the participating child)
 Only child ref.    ref.   
 One child 0.002 −0.037, 0.040   −0.024 − 0.061, 0.013  
 Two or more children 0.004 −0.037, 0.045 0.977 −0.016 −0.055, 0.023 0.418
Father’s education
 High ref.    ref.   
 Middle −0.025 −0.078, 0.028   −0.024 −0.075, 0.027  
 Low −0.021 −0.079, 0.037 0.648 −0.036 − 0.092, 0.020 0.448
Mother’s education
 High ref.    ref.   
 Middle −0.005 −0.055, 0.045   0.004 −0.044, 0.052  
 Low −0.030 −0.090, 0.030 0.567 −0.020 − 0.078, 0.039 0.657
Number of family meals as reported by the father 0.003 −0.014, 0.020 0.695 −0.002 −0.018, 0.014 0.819
Number of family meals as reported by the mother 0.015 −0.003, 0.034 0.109 0.022 0.004, 0.040 0.015
Respondent
 Father ref.    ref.   
 Mother −0.090 −0.162, − 0.019 0.013 0.062 −0.007, 0.132 0.078
  1. N = 574 for father-child pairs and 577 for mother-child pairs