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Table 3 Multivariate associations between personal, social environmental and physical environmental correlates and weight status

From: Personal, social and environmental correlates of healthy weight status amongst mothers from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods: findings from the READI study

Factors Adjusted ORa Adjusted 95% CI Pb
Self-care related to healthy eating    
   Feel guilty for preparing healthy foods when family prefers to eat other foods 0.94 (0.84, 1.05) 0.258
   Family's food preferences take priority over own food preferences 0.96 (0.87, 1.06) 0.418
   Make time to eat healthy foods even when busy looking after family 1.34 (1.21, 1.47) <0.0005
Self-care related to PA    
   Make time for PA even when busy with family commitments 1.11 (1.02, 1.20) 0.016
Family support for healthy eating    
   How often does family eat healthy low-fat foods with you? 1.28 (1.16, 1.41) <0.0005
   How often does family encourage you to eat healthy low-fat foods? 0.81 (0.73, 0.89) <0.0005
   How often does family discourage you from eating unhealthy foods? 0.98 (0.89, 1.07) 0.624
Family/friend/environment support for PA    
   How often does family discourage you from sitting around? 0.98 (0.91, 1.06) 0.652
Home food availability    
   How often are energy-dense drinks available in home? 0.96 (0.92, 1.01) 0.087
  1. Adjusted for country of birth, age, maternal education (co-variates), clustering of mothers by suburb, and all other predictor variables listed.
  2. a Odds ratios (ORs) > 1 indicated that higher scores on the measure (e.g. greater agreement with self care statements, frequency of family support, or home food availability) were associated with more healthy weight status. Odds ratios < 1 indicated the measure was associated with less healthy weight status.
  3. b P-values were calculated using ordinal regression; P-values < 0.05 are bolded.