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Table 2 Weighted percentages for prevalence and risk ratios (95 % CIs) for overweight at 7-years by cumulative family employment, unadjusted and adjusted for confounders (n = 9827)

From: Parental employment during early childhood and overweight at 7-years: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study

  Percent (n) overweight Unadjusted RR + Confoundersb
Family employment    
Nonea 28.2 (147) 1 1
One sweep 19.7 (99) 0.70 (0.55–0.89) 0.71 (0.56–0.90)
Two sweeps 21.8 (98) 0.77 (0.60–0.99) 0.79 (0.62–1.00)
Three sweeps 22.3 (188) 0.79 (0.64–0.98) 0.82 (0.66–1.01)
Four sweeps 18.7 (1454) 0.66 (0.55–0.79) 0.75 (0.62–0.89)
  1. aBaseline group: no sweeps at which any employment was reported by a parent
  2. bConfounders: maternal ethnicity, highest qualification, pre-pregnancy bodysize, smoking in pregnancy, birthweight, duration breastfeeding, solids at 4-months