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Table 2 Associations between the number of life events experienced during childhood and body composition at ten years

From: The experience of life events and body composition in middle childhood: a population-based study

    Body composition at age 10 years
    BMI BMI SD score FMI SD score FFMI SD score
    B (95% CI) B (95% CI) B (95% CI) B (95% CI)
Total life events Model 1a Per event 0.08 (0.05, 0.11) 0.03 (0.02, 0.04) 0.03 (0.02, 0.04) 0.01 (0.00, 0.02)
Model 2b Per event 0.01 (-0.01, 0.04) 0.01 (-0.00, 0.02) 0.00 (-0.01, 0.01) 0.01 (-0.00, 0.02)
Events divided by severity
Milder life events Model 1a Per event 0.08 (0.05, 0.11) 0.03 (0.02, 0.04) 0.03 (0.02, 0.04) 0.02 (0.00, 0.03)
Model 2b Per event 0.01 (-0.02, 0.04) 0.01 (-0.00, 0.02) -0.00 (-0.01, 0.01) 0.01 (-0.00, 0.02)
Maltreatmentc   0 events Reference Reference Reference Reference
Model 1a 1 or more events 0.26 (0.07, 0.44) 0.12 (0.05, 0.19) 0.11 (0.04, 0.17) 0.04 (-0.03, 0.10)
Model 2b 1 or more events 0.04 (-0.13, 0.21) 0.04 (-0.02, 0.11) 0.01 (-0.05, 0.07) 0.00 (-0.06, 0.07)
  1. N = 5333 (n = 1047 with ≥ 1 maltreatment event)
  2. a Unadjusted (for BMI, adjusted for sex and age at outcome)
  3. b Additionally adjusted for child ethnicity and birth weight, household income and maternal and paternal education, maternal BMI and maternal and paternal psychopathology symptoms
  4. c Maltreatment included events on physical threat or abuse and sexual threat or abuse