Table 4

Multivariate Analysis (multilevel, logistic regression: simultaneous control of all variables)

overweighta

incomplete U1-U9 check-upsb

incomplete immunizationsc

OR

95% CI

OR

95% CI

OR

95% CI


individual level


Mother tongue parentsd

- German

1.00

1.00

1.00

- other

2.79

2.40–3.24

2.79

2.48–3.13

0.63

0.57–0.70

Kindergarten visit of the childe

- yes

1.00

1.00

1.00

- no

1.12

0.87–1.44

2.02

1.62–2.51

1.34

1.09–1.63

Sex of the child

- boy

1.00

1.00

1.00

- girl

0.99

0.85–1.14

1.10

0.99–1.23

1.00

0.91–1.09


school district level


percentage of

'low education households'f

- low (20.9 – 27.0%)

1.00

1.00

1.00

- medium (27.1 – 30.8%)

1.23

0.99–1.53

1.06

0.88–1.27

0.92

0.78–1.09

- high (30.9 – 40.9%)

1.35

1.10–1.67

1.24

1.03–1.48

0.78

0.66–0.92


a) BMI ≥ 90. percentile

b) at least one of the nine check-ups missing

c) at least one out of the nine vaccinations missing

d) German: both parents with mother tongue German; other: all other parents

e) yes: child visited Kindergarten for at least one year; no: all other children

f) percentage of persons having the lowest educational level (i.e. 'Hauptschulabschluss')

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