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Table 2 Correlations between changes in intervention group children’s (N = 184) and parent’s (N = 184) outcomes from baseline at each study follow-up data collection

From: A cluster randomized controlled trial for child and parent weight management: children and parents randomized to the intervention group have correlated changes in adiposity

Variable Post Phase I Intervention (3 Months) Post Phase II Intervention (12 Months) Completion of Study (18 Months)
r P r P r P
Parent and Child Triceps Skinfolds (millimeter) 0.429 <0.001 0.533 <0.001 0.332 <0.001
Parent and Child Subscapular Skinfolds (millimeter) 0.151 0.065 0.368 <0.001 0.292 0.002
Parent and Child Waist Circumference (centimeter) 0.328 <0.001 0.259 0.005 0.409 <0.001
Parent and Child Weight (kilogram) 0.039 0.635 0.003 0.973 0.037 0.697
Parent and Child Weight (percent) 0.030 0.711 −0.008 0.930 0.053 0.575
Parent BMI and Child BMI Percentile 0.007 0.932 0.047 0.615 −0.114 0.235
Parent and Child Nutrition Knowledge and Behaviors 0.203 0.012 0.002 0.984 0.024 0.802
Parent and Child Eating Self-Efficacy −0.067 0.411 −0.131 0.152 −0.111 0.239
Parent and Child Exercise Self-Efficacy 0.121 0.139 0.162 0.075 −0.098 0.297
  1. r: Pearson Correlation Coefficient
  2. p: p-value testing null hypothesis of correlation = 0; p-values significant at the 0.05 level are in bold