Table 2

Relationship between frequency of eating family meals in past school week and BMI

Mean BMI

CI1

Bivariate p-value

β2

SE3

Multivariate p-value4


Frequency of family meals

None

26.13

(25.4,26.8)

0.0

0.0

1–2 days

26.67

(26.2,27.2)

0.58

0.4

3–4 days

25.91

(25.5,26.3)

-0.05

0.4

Everyday

25.88

(25.5,26.2)

0.045

0.01

0.4

0.22


1 95% Confidence interval for the mean

2 β coefficient for multivariate model examining age and gender simultaneously

3 Standard error for β coefficient

4 P-value for multivariate model examining age and gender simultaneously

Utter et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:50   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-50

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