Table 2

Pearson correlations between the child feeding practices and perceptions and the BMI z scores

BMI z score at age 12

Change in BMI z score

between age 9 to age 12

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls


Perceived responsibility

-0.07

-0.22*

0.12

-0.01

Perceived parent weight category

0.27**

0.09

0.03

-0.11

Perceived child weight category

0.58**

0.64**

0.00

-0.07

Concern for child's weight

0.28**

0.38**

0.21*

0.08

Restriction

0.18

0.15

0.09

0.06

Pressure to eat

-0.21*

-0.05

0.05

0.03

Monitoring of food intake

-0.03

0.17

-0.01

0.00

Perceived body image

0.08

0.09

0.03

-0.07

Perceived BMI of parents

0.20

0.12

0.00

-0.10

Parents' perceived child's BMI

0.61**

0.74**

0.23*

0.13


* Correlation is significant at the .05 level (2-tailed).

** Correlation is significant at the .01 level (2-tailed).

Mulder et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:37   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-37

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