Table 3

Linear regression analysis, coefficients, with the Body Dissatisfaction subscale of the Eating Disorder Inventory as the dependent variable among 1343 adolescent girls and boys
Unstandardized Coefficients Standardized Coefficients Correlations (zero-order) Unique proportion of the variance
B Std. Error Beta t p Pearson %
Girls (N = 650) BMI 1.76 0.15 0.42 12.05 < 0.001 0.46 11.4
BMI squared −0.71 0.18 −0.13 −3.91 < 0.001 0.13 1.2
RSES −0.80 0.06 −0.39 −13.04 < 0.001 −0.52 13.4
EH 6.04 0.79 0.24 7.67 < 0.001 0.48 4.6
Boys (N = 693) BMI 1.03 0.11 0.35 9.03 < 0.001 0.50 6.9
BMI squared 0.51 0.14 0.14 3.67 < 0.001 −0.41 1.1
RSES −0.68 0.06 −0.34 −11.46 < 0.001 −0.39 11.4
EH 3.49 0.70 0.15 4.97 < 0.001 0.35 2.1

BMI - body mass index, RSES - Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, EH - eating habits, Squared multiple correlation x 100 (girls) = 48.9 %, Squared multiple correlation x 100 (boys) = 41.6 %.

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Mäkinen et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:35   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-35

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