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Table 3 Estimated coefficients of the concatenated multivariable regressions from module 2 (M2)

From: Developing an integrated microsimulation model for the impact of fiscal policies on child health in Europe: the example of childhood obesity in Italy

Variables (1) Gestational age at birth (weeks) (2) Birth weight (kg) (3) Weight at 6 months (kg) (4) Weight at 18 months (kg) (5) BMI at 48 months (6) BMI at 84 months (7) BMI at 120 months
EHII 0.31 [0.11 to 0.51] − 0.55 [− 0.99 to − 0.10] − 0.60 [− 1.58 to 0.39] 1.36 [0.07 to 2.65] − 0.31 [− 0.57 to − 0.05] − 0.52 [− 0.93 to − 0.10] − 0.85 [− 1.58 to − 0.12]
Mother’s age − 0.05 [− 0.06 to − 0.04] 0.03 [0.01 to 0.06] − 0.05 [− 0.11 to − 0.00] − 0.02 [− 0.09 to 0.05] − 0.00 [− 0.02 to 0.01] 0.00 [− 0.02 to 0.03] − 0.01 [− 0.05 to 0.03]
Mother’s country of birth 0.02 [− 0.19 to 0.22] 0.65 [0.11 to 1.19] 1.88 [0.66 to 3.09] − 1.30 [− 2.82 to 0.23] − 0.20 [− 0.54 to 0.14] − 0.01 [− 0.62 to 0.61] 0.17 [− 0.87 to 1.22]
Sex − 0.05 [− 0.13 to 0.04] − 1.39 [− 1.58 to − 1.19] − 4.46 [− 4.90 to − 4.02] − 1.47 [− 2.07 to − 0.86] 0.29 [0.18 to 0.41] 0.16* [− 0.01 to 0.34] − 0.12 [− 0.40 to 0.17]
Gestational age at birth (weeks)   1.70 [1.63 to 1.76] − 0.46 [− 0.62 to − 0.29]     
Birth weight (kg)    0.89 [0.83 to 0.94] 0.23 [0.16 to 0.30]    
Weight at 6 months (kg)     0.83 [0.79 to 0.87] 0.01 [0.00 to 0.02]   
Weight at 18 months (kg)      0.05 [0.05 to 0.06] 0.02 [0.01 to 0.03]  
Body mass index at 48 months       0.55 [0.48 to 0.63] 0.27 [0.15 to 0.39]
Body mass index at 84 months        0.77 [0.67 to 0.88]
Constant 38.83 [37.39 to 40.27] − 31.01 [− 34.98 to − 27.03] 73.19 [64.52 to 81.86] 32.69 [22.92 to 42.47] 10.70 [8.75 to 12.66] 8.73 [5.55 to 11.92] 7.62 [2.03 to 13.22]
Observations 6387 6202 5173 4141 2923 1621 658
R2 0.01 0.37 0.28 0.46 0.20 0.26 0.49
  1. Note: 95% confidence intervals in brackets. EHII Equivalised Household Income Indicator. Sex (0 = male; 1 = female). Mother’s country of birth (0 = Italy; 1 = others)