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Table 5 Estimated correlation coefficients between maternal feeding practices and child’s BMI and mothers’ perceptions

From: Feeding of preschool children in Vietnam: a study of parents’ practices and associated factors

  Restriction (Correlation Coef.) Pressure to eat (Correlation Coef.) Monitoring (Correlation Coef.)
Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Rural
Child BMI 0.013 0.040 −0.123*** −0.054* 0.076** 0.092**
Mother’s perception of child’s weight (underweight to overweight) 0.111*** 0.148*** −0.104*** −0.132*** 0.069* 0.093***
Mother’s perception of own weight (lower to higher) −0.031 0.106*** −0.062* −0.062* −0.013 0.105***
Responsibility for feeding the child (low to high) 0.141*** 0.006 0.131*** 0.116*** −0.029 0.180***
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001