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Table 2 Cross-sectional relationships of health behaviors and weight status by weight teasing status in young people, effect sizes and marginal means, main effects models

From: How is weight teasing cross-sectionally and longitudinally associated with health behaviors and weight status among ethnically/racially and socioeconomically diverse young people?

Adolescence (EAT 2010)
Outcome Cohen’s d Statistic Marginal Mean (95% CI) p-value
   Not Teased Teased  
Screen Time (hours/week) 0.13 38.9 (37.3, 40.5) 42.6 (40.3, 44.8) 0.011
MVPA (hours/week) 0.06 5.9 (5.6, 6.2) 5.6 (5.2, 6.0) 0.220
Sleep duration (hours/night) 0.12 8.6 (8.5, 8.6) 8.4 (8.3, 8.5) 0.026
Breakfast intake (days/week) 0.10 4.4 (4.2, 4.5) 4.1 (3.9, 4.3) 0.067
Fruit intake (servings/day) 0.07 2.1 (2.0, 2.2) 2.2 (2.1, 2.4) 0.160
Vegetable intake (servings/day) 0.19 1.2 (1.2, 1.3) 1.5 (1.4, 1.6)  < 0.001
(SSB intake servings/week) 0.03 5.3 (4.9, 5.7) 5.5 (5.0, 6.0) 0.576
Fast-Food intake (times/month) 0.07 12.5 (11.6, 13.4) 13.6 (12.3, 14.9) 0.172
BMI-for-age (percentile) 0.31 66.1 (64.4, 67.8) 75.0 (72.6, 77.4)  < 0.001
Young Adulthood (EAT 2018)
Outcome Cohen’s d Statistic Marginal Mean (95% CI) p-value
   Not Teased Teased  
Screen Time (hours/week) 0.10 24.8 (24.0, 25.6) 26.0 (25.0, 26.9) 0.068
MVPA (hours/week) 0.07 4.6 (4.3, 4.8) 4.3 (4.0, 4.6) 0.205
Sleep duration (hours/night) 0.24 8.6 (8.5, 8.7) 8.3 (8.1, 8.4)  < 0.001
Breakfast intake (days/week) 0.13 3.9 (3.7, 4.0) 3.5 (3.3, 3.7) 0.011
Fruit intake (servings/day) 0.03 2.0 (1.9, 2.1) 1.9 (1.8, 2.1) 0.634
Vegetable intake (servings/day) 0.07 2.2 (2.1, 2.3) 2.1 (1.9, 2.2) 0.206
SSB intake (servings/week) 0.12 3.4 (3.1, 3.8) 4.1 (3.6, 4.5) 0.031
Fast-Food intake (times/month) 0.24 13.2 (12.2, 14.1) 16.7 (15.5, 17.8)  < 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 0.47 25.8 (25.4, 26.3) 29.0 (28.5, 29.6)  < 0.001
  1. BMI-for-age and BMI models adjusted for ethnicity/race, socioeconomic status, and gender. All other models adjusted for ethnicity/race, socioeconomic status, gender, and weight status. Gender assessed at follow-up; other covariates assessed at baseline
  2. Sample size range: 1190–1479; Weighted analyses
  3. Bold values indicate statistical significance at p < 0.05
  4. MVPA Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, SSB Sugar-sweetened beverage, BMI Body mass index