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Table 4 Bivariate tests of associations between emerging dietary patterns and background characteristics

From: Dietary patterns and associated risk factors among school age children in urban Ghana

  Energy-dense   Starchy roots &vegetable Cereal-grains & poultry Fish & seafood  
Variables B SE B β B SE B β B SE B β B SE B β
Age −0.074 0.064 −0.052 0.203 0.064 0.143** −0.094 0.064 −0.067 0.043 0.065 0.030
Sex (female) 0.106 0.091 0.053 0.002 0.090 0.001 0.103 0.091 0.052 −0.114 0.091 −0.057
Private school 0.343 0.095 0.167*** −0.364 0.094 −0.178*** − 0.191 0.096 − 0.093* 0.009 0.096 0.004
Overweight 0.355 0.118 0.136** −0.251 0.118 −0.096* − 0.113 0.119 − 0.043 0.081 0.119 0.031
Household SESa −0.293 0.059 −0.222 0.159 0.059 0.121** 0.090 0.060 0.069 0.014 0.06 0.010
  1. B beta coefficient, β standardized beta coefficient
  2. *p < .05
  3. **p < .01
  4. ***p < .001
  5. afrom rich towards poor SES groups; associations adjusted for age only