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Table 5 Age-adjusted regression models for BMI and self-reported silhouette ranking on education and income (Seychelles, 2013, N = 1240)

From: Validity of silhouette showcards as a measure of body size and obesity in a population in the African region: A practical research tool for general-purpose surveys

  Men Women
  RC SE t test P value RC SE t test P value
Measured BMI         
Income 2.44 0.51 4.82 0.00 −0.13 0.64 −0.21 0.84
Education 0.81 0.56 1.44 0.15 −2.46 0.06 −4.1 0.00
Self reported silhouette         
Income 0.62 0.13 4.74 0.00 −0.03 0.16 0.18 0.86
Education 0.22 0.14 1.50 0.14 −0.41 0.15 −2.7 0.01
  1. Note: Comparison of silhouettes with measured BMI in detecting social pattering of obesity in men and women. (RC) Regression coefficients and Standard Error (SE)