Table 3

Linear regression analysis of dietary behaviors, physical activity and sedentary lifestyle with BMI among Pakistani primary school children (n = 1860)a,b

Characteristics

Regression coefficient (95% CI)

Standard error


Skipping breakfast

1.87 (1.12 to 2.62)

0.38

Eating fast food and snacks

0.48 (0.20 to 0.76)

0.14

Physical activityc

-0.38 (-0.61 to -0.16)

0.12

Sedentary lifestyled

0.63 (0.32 to 0.93)

0.16


P < 0.001, P = 0.001

aThe model is controlled for age and gender

bR2 = 0.253

cPhysical activity included running or jogging, cycling, housework or yard work, and sports involving physical movement (see details in methods)

dSedentary lifestyle included television viewing, working on computer and playing video games

Mushtaq et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:130   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-130

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