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Table 1 Estimators (EST) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of the multivariable GAMLSS model in the School Entry Health Examination Study in Bavaria, 2001–2002.

From: Alternative regression models to assess increase in childhood BMI

Variable μ ^ MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagaart1ev2aaatCvAUfKttLearuWrP9MDH5MBPbIqV92AaeXatLxBI9gBaebbnrfifHhDYfgasaacPC6xNi=xH8viVGI8Gi=hEeeu0xXdbba9frFj0xb9qqpG0dXdb9aspeI8k8fiI+fsY=rqGqVepae9pg0db9vqaiVgFr0xfr=xfr=xc9adbaqaaeGaciGaaiaabeqaaeqabiWaaaGcbaGafqiVd0MbaKaaaaa@2D9B@ log σ ^ MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagaart1ev2aaatCvAUfKttLearuWrP9MDH5MBPbIqV92AaeXatLxBI9gBaebbnrfifHhDYfgasaacPC6xNi=xH8viVGI8Gi=hEeeu0xXdbba9frFj0xb9qqpG0dXdb9aspeI8k8fiI+fsY=rqGqVepae9pg0db9vqaiVgFr0xfr=xfr=xc9adbaqaaeGaciGaaiaabeqaaeqabiWaaaGcbaGafq4WdmNbaKaaaaa@2DA8@ ν ^ MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagaart1ev2aaatCvAUfKttLearuWrP9MDH5MBPbIqV92AaeXatLxBI9gBaebbnrfifHhDYfgasaacPC6xNi=xH8viVGI8Gi=hEeeu0xXdbba9frFj0xb9qqpG0dXdb9aspeI8k8fiI+fsY=rqGqVepae9pg0db9vqaiVgFr0xfr=xfr=xc9adbaqaaeGaciGaaiaabeqaaeqabiWaaaGcbaGafqyVd4MbaKaaaaa@2D9D@ log ς ^ MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaagaart1ev2aaatCvAUfKttLearuWrP9MDH5MBPbIqV92AaeXatLxBI9gBaebbnrfifHhDYfgasaacPC6xNi=xH8viVGI8Gi=hEeeu0xXdbba9frFj0xb9qqpG0dXdb9aspeI8k8fiI+fsY=rqGqVepae9pg0db9vqaiVgFr0xfr=xfr=xc9adbaqaaeGaciGaaiaabeqaaeqabiWaaaGcbaGafqOWdyLbaKaaaaa@2D8A@
  EST 95% CI EST 95% CI EST 95% CI EST 95% CI
Intercept 7.74 7.10, 8.38 -3.37 -3.49, -3.15 -1.41 -1.66, -1.19 1.72 -0.18, 3.62
Sex (SEX) -0.10 -0.17, -0.03 -0.06 -0.11, -0.01 ---‡ --- --- ---
Watching TV (TV) *         
   Up to 1 h 0.00 -0.09, 0.09 -0.03 -0.09, 0.03 --- --- --- ---
   1–2 h 0.08 -0.02, 0.18 0.05 -0.01, 0.11 --- --- --- ---
   More than 2 h 0.39 0.20, 0.58 0.21 0.12, 0.30 --- --- --- ---
Breastfeeding (BF) ---‡ --- -0.08 -0.13, -0.03 ---‡ --- --- ---
Meal frequency (MF) †         
   4/day -0.01 -0.13, 0.11 -0.20 -0.26, -0.14 --- --- -1.48 -3.09, 0.13
   5 or more/day -0.16 -0.28, -0.04 -0.26 -0.32, -0.20 --- --- -1.94 -3.55, -0.33
Age (AGE) 0.02 0.01, 0.02 --- --- --- --- --- ---
Maternal BMI (MB) 0.07 § 0.06, 0.08 0.02 § 0.02, 0.02 --- --- --- ---
Weight gain in first 2 y (WG) 0.50 0.47, 0.53 0.07 § 0.06, 0.09 --- --- 0.22 0.10, 0.34
  1. * "never" as reference
  2. † "1–3/day" as reference
  3. ‡ Parameter only significant in the respective univariate model
  4. § Splines used for parameter estimation