TABLE 1

Associations Between SE Groups and Sociodemographic and Family/Parent Functioning Variables

No SE, % (n)Moderate SE, % (n)Severe SE, % (n)No SE Versus Moderate SE, OR (95% CI)No SE Versus Severe SE, OR (95% CI)Moderate SE Versus Severe SE, OR (95% CI)No SE Versus Moderate/Severe SE, OR (95% CI)
Total79.3 (693)17.7 (185)3.0 (37)
Gender, % female54.3 (345)42.2 (87)37.5 (16)0.6 (0.3–1.1)0.5 (0.3–1.9)0.8 (0.2–3.4)0.6 (0.3–1.1)
Race, %
 White45.9 (253)47.8 (73)68.5 (21)1.1 (0.7–1.8)1.4 (0.7–2.9)2.4 (0.6–9.0)1.2 (0.7–2.2)
 Black32.8 (295)33.2 (79)9.4 (8)1.0 (0.6–1.7)0.2 (0.1–0.6)***0.2 (0.1–0.6)**0.9 (0.5–1.6)
Poverty12.1 (125)12.1 (37)7.0 (6)1.0 (0.5–2.1)0.7 (0.4–1.3)0.6 (0.2–1.9)0.9 (0.5–1.9)
Single parent19.7 (202)19.1 (50)7.9 (7)1.0 (0.5–2.0)0.6 (0.4–1.0)*0.4 (0.1–1.2)0.9 (0.5–1.7)
Parental drug use9.8 (137)22.6 (46)20.8 (7)2.7 (1.3–5.5)**1.6 (0.7–3.4)0.9 (0.2–4.6)2.6 (1.3–5.2)**
Maternal anxiety21.9 (215)42.4 (64)54.6 (13)2.6 (1.3–5.3)**2.1 (1.1–4.0)*1.6 (0.4–6.7)2.8 (1.5–5.4)***
Parental psychiatric help16.5 (95)32.9 (45)6.7 (5)2.5 (1.2–5.4)*0.6 (0.3–1.1)0.2 (0.0–0.5)***2.1 (0.9–4.3)
Parental arrest26.3 (258)36.7 (76)29.1 (14)1.6 (0.9–3.1)1.1 (0.6–2.0)0.7 (0.2–2.8)1.6 (0.9–2.8)
  • The presence or absence of SE was based on a top 20% score on the State-Trait Anxiety Scale. Each cell provides the percentage of subjects within that selective eating group with the particular attribute. For example, the first cell for “% female” indicates the percentage of subjects reporting no SE who are female (54.3%). *P ≤ .05, **P ≤ .01, ***P ≤ .005. OR, odds ratio.