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Descriptive Statistics for Participants at Baseline (Age 4–5 Years; N = 3557)
Child weight status determined according to international standards developed by Cole et al.26,27
Parental Perceptions of Child Weight Status (Age 4–5 Years; N = 3557)
Association Between Parental Perception of Weight Status and Longitudinal Change in Weight
CI, confidence interval.
↵a Estimated weekly/yearly income on a 15-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (≥$2400/wk or ≥$124 800/per y) to 15 (<$49 per week or <$2599 per year).
↵b Indigenous status coded as 1 = Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander versus 0 = not indigenous.
↵c Any chronic medical conditions, coded as 1 = yes versus 0 = no.
↵d Language coded as 1 = study child regularly spoken to in a language other than English versus 0 = study child spoken to in English.
↵e Dummy coded against perceived normal weight.
↵* P < .01;
↵** P < .001;
↵*** P < .05.
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