Table 2

Multilevel Models Neighborhood, Family, and Childhood Influences on BMI (b and (95% Confidence Interval))
Model 1 Family Variables Model 2 Child Variables
Fixed effects
Intercept 24.76 (24.35 to 25.16) 25.62 (24.64 to 26.59)
Family Variables
Family income in $1,000 s 0.004 (−0.01 to 0.02) 0.0038 (−0.01 to 0.02)
Social assistance 2.02 (0.92 to 3.11)*** 1.89 (0.26 to 3.52)*
Immigrant parents −1.20 (−1.78 to −0.61)*** −1.20 (−1.73 to −0.66)***
Education in years −0.18 (−0.25 to −0.09)*** −0.17 (−0.26 to −0.09)***
Parent medical problem 0.47 (−0.12 to 1.06) 0.46 (−0.13 to 1.06)
Parent functional limitation −0.50 (−1.35 to 0.36) −0.50 (−1.40 to 0.37)
Parent treated for “nerves” −0.10 (−0.74 to 0.55) −0.16 (−0.85 to 0.53)
Parent hospitalized for “nerves” 1.20 (0.15 to 2.24)* 1.19 (−0.01 to 2.39)
Family functioning −0.05 (−0.10 to −0.007)* −0.06 (−0.11 to −0.01)*
Child variables
Age in years 0.11 (0.05to −0.22)** 0.10 (0.04 to 0.17)**
Male 1.28 (0.87 to 1.70)*** 1.27 (0.66 to1.59)***
Psychiatric disorder 1.12 (0.31 to 1.94)**
Functional limitation −0.11 (−1.43 to 1.21)
Medical condition −0.03 (−0.71 to 0.66)
School performance −0.26 (−0.50 to −0.01)*
Low birth weight −0.77 (−2.19 to 0.64)
Physical abuse 0.12 (−0.47 to 0.72)
Sexual abuse 0.50 (−1.33 to 0.64)
Random Effects (SE)
Level 2, Family 7.65 (0.79) 7.60 (1.27)
Level 1, Child 13.03 (0.64) 12.87 (0.99)
−2*log likelihood 11,519 11,498

* p < .05, ** p < .01, ***p < .001.

Gonzalez et al.

Gonzalez et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:755   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-755

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