Table 3

Unadjusted and adjusted Odds Ratio (OR) of parental migration among boys (with either ORunadj or ORmv significant or marginally significant)

Males

(non-LBC = ref)


ORunadj

(95% CI)

p-value

ORmv

(95% CI)

p-value


Dietary intake


Felt hungry most of the time or always1

2.35

(1.07-5.15)

0.028

1.31

(0.43-3.95)

0.633


Ate breakfast everyday2

0.75

(0.56-0.99)

0.044

0.75

(0.53-1.05)

0.096


Physical activity & sedentary behaviours


Physically active§ ≥4 days/week2

0.61

(0.47-0.78)

< 0.001

0.67

(0.50-0.92)

0.012


Did homework ≥4 hours/day2

0.66

(0.42-1.02)

0.062

0.67

(0.40-1.14)

0.137


Played electronic games ≥4 hours/day2

1.35

(0.96-1.90)

0.083

1.41

(0.93-2.16)

0.110


Internet use


Internet addiction

1.83

(1.21-2.78)

0.004

1.77

(1.06-2.95)

0.029


Tobacco & alcohol use


Ever smoked

1.20

(0.93-1.55)

0.167

1.39

(1.02-1.90)

0.037


Currently smoked1

1.31

(0.96-1.80)

0.093

1.37

(0.92-2.05)

0.118


Emotional and mental issues


Felt sad or hopeless ≥2 weeks3

1.89

(1.20-2.97)

0.006

1.17

(0.71-1.96)

0.537


Suicide ideation3

2.10

(0.84-5.26)

0.094

2.32

(1.33-4.04)

0.003


Suicide attempt3

1.37

(0.97-1.94)

0.072

0.50

(0.08-3.38)

0.480


Nutritional health


Overweight

2.17

(1.39-3.37)

< 0.001

1.76

(0.96-3.25)

0.069


MDunadj4

MDmv4


Mean Height (cm)

-2.51

(-3.71-1.30)

< 0.001

-0.61

(-1.75-0.54)

0.298


1: in the past 30 days; 2: in the past 7 days; 3: in the past 12 months; 4: MD: Mean Difference = (mean for LBC) - (mean for non-LBC);

§: Physically active represents children who were physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day, including all the time they spent in any kind of physical activity that increased their heart rate and made their breaths hard some of the time;

Adjusted models were fitted after controlling age, ethnicity, school type, boarder, parental education level, living with grandparents, house type, and computer-owning at home (for internet addiction only).

Gao et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:56   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-56

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