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Table 4 Relation of family dynamics with BMI z-scores

From: Study of disturbed eating behaviors in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

 % BMI for ageTest valueP valueSig.
Mean ± SDRange
Family obesity
 Average30.71 ± 30.873–8411.124b< 0.01HS
 Overweight67.08 ± 35.075–96
 Obese87.2 ± 7.6175–95
Family meal
 Not present92.29 ± 2.8189–9624.674b< 0.001HS
 Irregular70.63 ± 29.43–94
 Regular31.2 ± 31.043–85
Reaction to EB
 Appropriate22.5 ± 16.7210–55159.757b< 0.001HS
 Criticism91.88 ± 3.8484–96
 Restriction80.25 ± 12.4750–89
 Pressure to eat3.67 ± 1.033–5
Environment
 Quarrelsome79.62 ± 23.963–966.703< 0.01HS
 Harmonious27.67 ± 30.133–86
Housing
 Extended79.1 ± 22.4225–963.15a< 0.01HS
 Separate48.8 ± 38.843–95
Maternal education
 Low91.5 ± 4.0385–9618.621b< 0.001HS
 Middle26.43 ± 18.3410–55
 High65.75 ± 36.913–95
Paternal education
 Low76.12 ± 26.1910–922.047b0.078NS
 Middle44.3 ± 30.7825–80
 High67.51 ± 37.813–96
Maternal occupation
 House wife51.73 ± 36.365–951.616a0.113NS
 Working68.14 ± 35.093–96
Paternal occupation
 Professional56.32 ± 38.8610–941.439a0.285NS
 Laborer63.25 ± 21.93–95
  1. SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index, Sig. significance, HS highly significance, NS non-significance
  2. aIndependent t test
  3. bOne-way ANOVA test