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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression models to predict Disordered Eating (DE) by sociodemographic variables, BMI categories, and dinner options among Jewish and Arab adolescents – The 2nd National Health and Nutrition youth survey, 2015-2016

From: Disordered eating among Arab and Jewish youth in Israel: the role of eating dinner with the family

Characteristic Jews
N=3,251
Arabs
N=1,675
OR 95%CI OR 95%CI
Sex
 Females 3.74 [2.99:4.67] 2.82 [2.13:3.74]
 Males Ref   Ref.  
Age (years)
 11-14 Ref.   Ref.  
 15+ 1.42 [1.15:1.75] 1.41 [1.09:1.81]
BMI category
 Under & Healthy weight Ref.   Ref.  
 Overweight 2.39 [1.81:3.18] 1.80 [1.33:2.44]
 Obese 2.55 [1.74:3.72] 2.38 [1.63:3.46]
SES of school
 Low Ref   Ref.  
 High 1.15 [0.93:1.41] 0.89 [0.69:1.16]
Where did you eat dinner last night?
 At home with parents/family Ref.   Ref.  
 At home alone 1.13 [0.83:1.55] 1.52 [1.01:2.27]
 At school/friend’s house/ restaurant/cafeteria 1.37 [1.05:1.79] 1.74 [1.13:2.67]
 Did not eat dinner 1.91 [1.29:2.81] 1.59 [1.10:2.29]
  1. Notes:
  2. DE is defined as a total SCOFF [32] score of more than two affirmative responses
  3. Underweight: BMI percentile<3%, Healthy weight: 3%≤BMI percentile<85%, Overweight: 85%≤BMI percentile<97%, Obese: BMI percentile≥97%
  4. SES: The school’s affiliated welfare level according to the Ministry of Education
  5. Significant associations appear in bold (p<0.05)
  6. Overall percentage of the explained variance: Arabs: 0.68 (95%CI=0.64-0.72), Jews: 0.71 (95%CI=0.68-0.74)