Table 5

Television viewing as a correlate for overweight status and skinfold thicknesses (mm).*

Overweight Status

Skinfolds§


Prevalence Ratio

[95%

CI]

β

[95%

CI]


Television viewing

≤ 2 hrs/day

Reference

Reference

> 2 hrs/day

1.34

1.07

1.66

1.08

0.19

1.96

Age (years)

1.13

0.99

1.30

0.07

-0.37

0.52

Gender

Male

Reference

Reference

Female

0.99

0.77

1.27

1.59

0.91

2.27

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

Reference

Reference

Non-Hispanic black

1.12

0.81

1.54

-0.39

-1.09

0.30

Mexican-American

1.22

0.91

1.64

0.76

-0.08

1.60

Other

1.34

0.85

2.12

0.49

-0.79

1.77

Poverty to income ratio

< 1

0.80

0.51

1.26

-1.18

-3.36

1.01

≥ 1 < 2

1.10

0.66

1.82

-0.20

-2.29

1.88

≥ 2 < 3

0.86

0.46

1.62

-0.52

-2.70

1.66

≥ 3 < 4

0.53

0.26

1.08

-1.00

-3.34

1.35

≥ 4 < 5

0.66

0.32

1.36

-1.66

-4.01

0.68

≥ 5

Reference

Reference


*Bolded values indicate significance at P < 0.05.

n =1340, F statistic = 3.41 (P = 0.009) for the overweight status multivariate Poisson regression model.

§ Skinfold thicknesses = (Subscapular + Triceps skinfolds). n = 1337, r2 = 0.042 (P = 0.0031) for the skinfolds multivariate linear regression model

Mendoza et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:44   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-4-44

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