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Table 7 Independent and multi-group CFAs for child eating in food secure and insecure households

From: Measurement equivalence of child feeding and eating measures across gender, ethnicity, and household food security

  Overall fit indices Comparative fit
Subscale χ2 (df) CFI RMSEA (90% CI) AIC
Child eating behaviour questionnaire
 Food responsiveness
  Food Secure 7.902(5), p = .16 .985 .059 (.000 - .133)
  Food Insecure 14.460(5), p = .01 .939 .163 (.068 - .265)
 Emotional overeating
  Food Secure 9.252(2), p = .01 .982 .148 (.062 - .250)
  Food Insecure 3.071(2), p = .22 .994 .087 (.000 - .267)
 Enjoyment of food
  Food Secure 0.919(2), p = .63 1.000 .000 (.000 - .122)
  Food Insecure 1.103(2), p = .58 1.000 .000 (.000 - .198)
  Configural Invariance 2.026(4), p = .73 1.000 .000 (.000 - .071) 50.026
  Loading Invariance 2.618(7), p = .92 1.000 .000 (.000 - .029) 44.618
  Intercept Invariance 5.375(11), p = .91 1.000 .000 (.000 - .026) 39.375
 Desire to drink
  Food Secure 0.000(0) 1.000 .000
  Food Insecure 0.000(0) 1.000 .000
  Configural Invariance 0.000(0) 1.000 .000 36.000
  Loading Invariance 0.038(2), p = .98 1.000 .000 (.000 - .000) 32.038
  Intercept Invariance 11.416(5), p = .04 .985 .074 (.012 - .131) 37.416
 Satiety responsiveness
  Food Secure 2.167(5), p = .83 1.000 .000 (.000 - .064)
  Food Insecure 4.392(5), p = .49 1.000 .000 (.000 - .154)
  Configural Invariance 6.579(10), p = .77 1.000 .000 (.000 - .049) 66.579
  Loading Invariance 20.049(14), p = .13 .976 .043 (.000 - .082) 72.049
  Intercept Invariance 25.077(19), p = .16 .976 .037 (.000 - .072) 67.077
 Slowness in eating
  Food Secure 17.342(2), p < .01 .904 .215 (.129 - .313)
  Food Insecure 2.063(2), p = .36 .999 .021 (.000 - .237)
 Emotional undereating
  Food Secure 2.852(2), p = .24 .996 .051 (.000 - .171)
  Food Insecure 10.301(2), p < .01 .843 .242 (.111 - .397)
 Food fussiness
  Food Secure 27.170(9), p < .01 .969 .110 (.064 - .159)
  Food Insecure 48.759(9), p < .01 .797 .249 (.183 - .320)
  1. Note. Italicized analyses represent independent CFAs examining each subscale as a single latent factor. Food Responsiveness has 5 indicators, Emotional Overeating has 4 indicators, Enjoyment of Food has 4 indicators, Desire to Drink has 3 indicators, Satiety Responsiveness has 5 indicators, Slowness in Eating has 4 indicators, Emotional Undereating has 4 indicators, and Food Fussiness has 6 indicators. AIC is a comparative fit index for two or more groups