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Table 9 Linear regression analysis of socio-demographic factors with waist circumference (WC) among Pakistani primary school children aged five to twelve years (n = 1860)a, b

From: Waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and waist-height ratio percentiles and central obesity among Pakistani children aged five to twelve years

Characteristics Regression coefficient
(95% CI)
Standard error P value
Grade 1.099 (0.686 to 1.511) 0.210 < 0.001
Area and SESc -1.896 (-2.360 to -1.431) 0.237 < 0.001
Higher neighborhood income -0.049 (-0.690 to 0.591) 0.326 0.880
Higher parental education 0.428 (0.018 to 0.839) 0.209 0.041
  1. aThe model is controlled for age and gender
  2. bR2 for model = 0.280
  3. cArea and SES strata: 1. Urban with high SES, 2. Urban with middle SES, 3. Urban with low SES, and 4. Rural with low/disadvantaged SES