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Table 4 Multiple quantile regression estimates of the median of triceps skinfold thickness of school children (N = 522)

From: Associations of out of school physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and socioeconomic status with weight status and adiposity of Cameroon children

Factors Median
Estimate SE p-value
Intercept 5.61 1.02 < 0.001
Physical activity
 ≤ 2 times/week 0
 > 2 – 4 times/week −1.16 0.59 0.044
 > 4 – 7 times/week −1.36 0.60 0.023
Sedentary lifestyle
 ≤ 1 h/day 0
 > 1 – 3 h/day 1.22 0.44 0.006
 > 3 – 6 h/day 1.37 0.62 0.029
Occupation class
 Low 0
 Middle 0.57 0.47 0.224
 High 1.86 0.68 0.007
Parental education
 Illiterate 0
 Primary 0.34 0.68 0.619
 Secondary 0.34 0.58 0.559
 Higher education −0.16 0.63 0.795
Type of school
 Public 0
 Private 0.06 0.71 0.929
Area of residence
 Rural 0
 Urban −1.16 0.63 0.07
  1. SE standard error. Age, gender and all factors were included in the quantile regression analysis. The estimate associated with each category is the difference in triceps skinfold thickness compared to the reference category