|Association of SES indicators and general parenting with child BMI z-scores|
|Regression coefficient ( ß )|
|Child BMI z-score (n = 1015)||Child BMI z-score (n = 755)|
|Total sample||Only children with BMIz > -1.0|
|SES indicators||Parent education level||-0.096**||-0.106**|
|Parent employment status||0.014||0.028|
Note: Results of multivariate linear regression analyses; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01; SES, Socio-Economic Status; Parent educational level, highest education attained, categorized into 1 = low level (10,8%; 8th grade or less, attended some high school, technical school graduate), 2 = medium level (30,3%; high school graduate or general educational development, some college), and 3 = high level (58,9%; college graduate, post graduate study); Parent employment status, paid job, categorized into 1 = unemployed (12,4%), and 2 = employed (87,6%); aThis construct approached statistical significance (p = 0.051).
Sleddens et al.
Sleddens et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:15 doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-15