Table 6 Multiple logistic regressions predicting the likelihood of the mother correctly classifying her child’s weight statusa at 7, 12 and 15 years

From: Mothers' perceptions of child weight status and the subsequent weight gain of their children: a population-based longitudinal study

  Mother correct at 7 years Mother correct at 12 years Mother correct at 15 years
  OR (95% CI) P-value OR (95% CI) P-value OR (95% CI) P-value
Correct (12 years; yes) 7.0 (2.6–18.5) <0.001
Correct (7 years; yes) 1.1 (0.4–2.8) 0.817 1.8 (0.6–5.6) 0.315
Child’s sex (female) 1.2 (0.6–2.2) 0.577 1.4 (0.7–2.7) 0.322 0.8 (0.3–2.1) 0.692
Child’s BMI (concurrent) 0.6 (0.5–0.7) <0.001 0.8 (0.8–0.9) <0.001 0.8 (0.7–0.9) <0.001
Mother’s BMI 1.0 (0.9–1.0) 0.368 1.0 (1.0–1.1) 0.327 1.1 (1.0–1.2) 0.149
Townsend deprivation indexb 1.4 (0.9–1.4) 0.294 0.9 (0.8–1.1) 0.338 0.8 (0.6–1.2) 0.301
Pubertal maturation 1.7 (0.9–3.1) 0.084
  1. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.
  2. n=491 at 7 years; n=340 at 12 years; n=226 at 15 years.
  3. aAccording to UK 1990 growth reference.2
  4. bBased on 1991 UK census, using enumeration districts as the unit of analysis with the northern region of England as the population for comparison for the calculation of the quintiles.