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Table 3 Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for parent and child characteristics by latent class membershipa

From: Patterns of food parenting practices regarding junk food and sugary drinks among parent-child dyads

Characteristic Indifferent Influencers Negative Influencers Minimal Influencers Disagreeing Influencers  
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI P
Child age group (Y:O) 0.21 0.13 0.33 1.08 0.71 1.64 0.37 0.23 0.58 0.64 0.40 1.03 < 0.001
Parent sex (male:female) 0.92 0.53 1.59 0.70 0.43 1.16 1.25 0.72 2.18 1.19 0.69 2.07 0.335
Child sex (male:female) 0.71 0.44 1.13 1.15 0.77 1.73 0.60 0.37 0.97 0.78 0.49 1.25 0.109
Parent BMI (OwOb:UwHw)b 1.46 0.91 2.36 1.08 0.71 1.63 0.93 0.58 1.48 1.40 0.87 2.27 0.246
Child BMI (OwOb:UwHw)c 0.84 0.50 1.43 1.36 0.87 2.12 0.99 0.58 1.68 1.19 0.71 1.97 0.452
Parent added sugars intake (tsp) 1.04 1.01 1.07 1.05 1.02 1.08 0.99 0.96 1.03 0.99 0.96 1.02 < 0.001
Child added sugars intake (tsp) 0.98 0.94 1.02 1.01 0.98 1.04 0.94 0.90 0.98 1.00 0.96 1.04 0.012
PR JS-LPA (low:high) 25.73 12.02 55.09 2.11 0.87 5.13 17.60 8.17 37.89 0.25 0.04 1.46 < 0.001
CR JS-LPA (low:high) 11.17 6.65 18.78 2.35 1.40 3.95 5.11 2.93 8.91 18.34 10.87 30.94 < 0.001
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, Y younger (12–14 years), O older (15–17 years), BMI body mass index, OwOb overweight/obesity, UwHw underweight/healthy weight, tsp. teaspoon, PR parent-reported, JS-LPA legitimacy of parental authority regarding junk food and sugary drinks, CR child-reported
  2. aReflects associations between latent class membership and dyad characteristic; Complete Influencers is reference class; second
  3. characteristic in pair is reference characteristic (e.g. males compared to females). Bolded values indicate significant odds ratios
  4. bOwOb defined as BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2; UwHw defined as BMI < 25 kg/m2
  5. cOwOb defined as BMI ≥ 85th percentile; UwHw defined as BMI < 85th percentile