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Table 3 Longitudinal relationships of health behaviors and weight status at 8-year follow-up by weight teasing status at baseline, effect sizes and marginal means (EAT 2010–2018, from adolescence to young adulthood), 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?

Outcome Cohen’s d Statistic Marginal Mean (95% CI) p-value
   Not Teased Teased  
Screen Time (hours/week) 0.00 25.2 (24.5, 26.0) 25.1 (24.0, 26.2) 0.838
MVPA (hours/week) 0.03 4.4 (4.2, 4.7) 4.5 (4.2, 4.9) 0.582
Sleep duration (hours/night) 0.08 8.5 (8.4, 8.6) 8.4 (8.2, 8.5) 0.127
Breakfast intake (days/week) 0.04 3.7 (3.5, 3.8) 3.8 (3.6, 4.0) 0.453
Fruit intake (servings/day) 0.04 2.0 (1.8, 2.1) 2.0 (1.8, 2.2) 0.508
Vegetable intake (servings/day) 0.02 2.2 (2.0, 2.3) 2.2 (2.0, 2.4) 0.791
SSB intake (servings/week) 0.03 3.6 (3.2, 3.9) 3.8 (3.3, 4.2) 0.552
Fast-Food intake (times/month) 0.03 14.4 (13.6, 15.3) 14.9 (13.7, 16.2) 0.535
BMI (kg/m2) 0.31 26.4 (26.1, 26.8) 28.2 (27.8, 28.7)  < 0.001
  1. Models adjusted for ethnicity/race, socioeconomic status, gender, outcome assessed at baseline, and weight status
  2. Gender assessed at follow-up; other covariates assessed at baseline
  3. Sample size range: 1130–1475; Weighted analyses
  4. Bold values indicate statistical significance at p < 0.05
  5. MVPA Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, SSB Sugar-sweetened beverage, BMI Body mass index