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Table 3 Childhood emotional problems, childhood self perceptions, and adult BMI

From: Childhood emotional problems and self-perceptions predict weight gain in a longitudinal regression model

  Category Males and Females Males Females Sex interaction
Independent Variable   N Coefficient r2 P Value N Cofficient r2 P Value N Coefficient r2 P Value Coefficient P value
Rutter Emotional Score   6567 0.007 0.216 0.250 3208 -0.007 0.171 0.446 3359 0.019 0.224 *0.032 -0.028 *0.024
Self Reported Nervousness   6482   0.217   3157   0.172   3325   0.224    
  Often 383 0.373   0.079 169 0.304   0.294 214 0.484   0.108   
  Not at all 783 0.336   *0.040 475 0.304   0.088 308 0.326   0.219   
Self Reported Worrying   6384   0.217   3112   0.171   3272   0.225    
  Often 808 0.358   *0.020 360 0.246   0.268 448 0.447   *0.035 -0.263 0.391
  Not at all 1730 0.217   0.078 950 0.289   0.074 780 0.103   0.583 0.181 0.465
CAROLOC Locus Of Control   6528 0.107 0.220 *0.000 3190 0.069 0.174 *0.011 3338 0.147 0.229 *0.000 -0.109 *0.007
LAWSEQ Self Esteem   6552 0.102 0.219 *0.000 3203 0.069 0.173 *0.027 3349 0.128 0.228 *0.000 -0.017 0.086
  1. *significant p value (p < 0.05)
  2. Results are controlled for sex, social class, z BMI at age 10, and parental BMI, r2 values denote variance accounted for by the regression model including the independent variable and these confounders (5 models total).