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Table 5 Multiple regression model of association with change in children’s BMI* from two Caribbean countries, St. Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago (n = 336)

From: Rapid increase of overweight and obesity among primary school-aged children in the Caribbean; high initial BMI is the most significant predictor

  Beta estimate SE p
Age, years 0.19 0.08 0.019
Baseline BMI z-score 0.43 0.06 < 0.001
Baseline HFA z-score 0.21 0.08 0.007
Energy intake, baseline, 100 kcal −0.03 0.01 0.057
Misreporting of energy intake 0.16 0.24 0.499
Caregiver BMI 0.01 0.01 0.183
R-square 0.23   
  1. SE standard error
  2. *Adjustment for age was done by subtracting the sex-age-specific median BMI