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Table 5 Multivariate analyses of background factors associated with emerging dietary patterns

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 −0.021 0.065 −0.015 0.138 0.065 0.097* −0.13 0.067 −0.091 0.049 0.067 0.035
Sex 0.046 0.09 0.023 0.045 0.09 0.023 0.127 0.092 0.064 −0.126 0.093 0.063
Private school 0.153 0.104 0.075 −0.301 0.105 −0.147** − 0.154 0.107 − 0.075 0.018 0.107 0.009
Overweight 0.246 0.119 0.094* −0.189 0.119 −0.072 −0.099 0.122 −0.038 0.112 0.123 0.043
Household SESa −0.229 0.065 −0.174*** 0.064 0.065 0.049 0.046 0.067 0.035 0.022 0.067 0.017
R 2    0.067    0.058    0.008    0.006
F    6.868    5.868    1.783    0.578
  1. B Beta coefficient, β standardized beta coefficient
  2. *p < .05
  3. **p < .01
  4. ***p < .001
  5. afrom rich towards poor SES groups