Table 4

Changes§ in eating pattern scores relative to change in BMI categories between the 4th and 7th grades.

BMI changes child

Total

n = 427 (%)

Change in

'Junk/convenient'

Beta (95% CI)

Change in

'Varied Norwegian'

Beta (95% CI)

Change in

'Snacking'

Beta (95% CI)

Change in

'Dieting'

Beta (95% CI)


Unchanged normal weight

345 (81)

Reference

Reference

Reference

Reference

Overweight/obese to normal weight

20 (5)

-0.07 (-0.44, 0.31)

-0.04 (-0.43, 0.35)

0.14 (-0.31, 0.58)

-0.04 (-0.45, 0.37)

Normal weight to overweight/obese

21 (5)

-0.15 (-0.50, 0.19)

-0.07 (-0.43, 0.29)

-0.24 (-0.65, 0.16)

0.13 (-0.25, 0.51)

Unchanged overweight/obesity

41 (10)

-0.11 (-0.39, 0.17)

-0.28 (-0.57, 0.01)

-0.03 (-0.37, 0.30)

0.21 (-0.10, 0.52)


§ Beta coefficients (beta) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). All models were adjusted for the other pattern scores and significantly associated background variables.

Oellingrath et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:106   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-106

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