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Table 6 Comparisons of Approaches with and without Latent Variables to Study the Effect of Baseline Fat Mass Measurements on CRS Change

From: Latent variables and structural equation models for longitudinal relationships: an illustration in nutritional epidemiology

  Fat mass measurement Regression coefficient of CRS change on baseline measurements *
   Males Females
Manifest Percent Body Fat 0.45 (0.17) 0.40 (0.13)
  Body Mass Index 26.3 (8.1) 18.2 (5.2)
  Skinfold Thickness 8.1 (2.5) 7.0 (2.1)
  Waist Circumference 25.1 (9.6) 16.3 (6.6)
Latent variable Adiposity 0.58 (0.18) 0.44 (0.13)
  1. * Regression coefficient estimates (standard error) adjusting for age and baseline CRS.