Table 7

Media use as a correlate for overweight status and skinfold thicknesses (mm).*

Overweight Status

Skinfold Thicknesses§


Prevalence Ratio

[95%

CI]

β

[95%

CI]


Media use

≤ 2 hrs/day

Reference

Reference

> 2 hrs/day

1.21

0.96

1.54

0.85||

-0.04

1.75

Age (years)

1.13

0.99

1.30

0.06

-0.39

0.51

Gender

Male

Reference

Reference

Female

0.99

0.77

1.27

1.60

0.89

2.30

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

Reference

Reference

Non-Hispanic black

1.11

0.80

1.54

-0.44

-1.15

0.27

Mexican-American

1.20

0.88

1.62

0.71

-0.15

1.56

Other

1.36

0.86

2.13

0.50

-0.75

1.75

Poverty to income ratio

< 1

0.83

0.53

1.29

-1.07

-3.20

1.07

≥ 1 < 2

1.11

0.67

1.85

-0.13

-2.18

1.91

≥ 2 < 3

0.86

0.46

1.61

-0.49

-2.64

1.66

≥ 3 < 4

0.53

0.26

1.09

-1.02

-3.39

1.35

≥ 4 < 5

0.68

0.33

1.40

-1.55

-3.84

0.73

≥ 5

Reference

Reference


*Bolded values indicate significance at P < 0.05.

n =1337, F statistic = 2.77 (P = 0.025) for the overweight status multivariate Poisson regression model.

§ Skinfold thicknesses = (Subscapular + Triceps skinfolds). n = 1334, r2 = 0.039 (P = 0.008) for the skinfold multivariate linear regression model.

P = 0.061

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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