Table 3

 Association of overweight status at ages 5 and 14 with behavioural problems at age 14 among those free of behavioural problems at age 5 and with complete data on all covariates (n = 2430)

Odds ratio (95% CI) of behavioural problems in females (n = 1178)Odds ratio (95% CI) of behavioural problems in males (n = 1252)
UnadjustedAdjusted*UnadjustedAdjusted*
*Adjusted for age (in days) of the children at 14 year follow up, mother’s age at birth of child, maternal and paternal education, ethnicity, Tanner’s score of pubertal development, maternal and paternal body mass index, and family income.
CI, confidence interval.
Normal weight both ages1111
n = 824 females
n = 932 males
Overweight at 5, normal at 140.16 (0.02 to 1.15)0.14 (0.02 to 1.03)0.65 (0.23 to 1.83)0.56 (0.20 to 1.65)
n = 97 females
n = 76 males
Normal at 5, overweight at 141.75 (0.94 to 3.25)1.70 (0.87 to 3.27)0.93 (0.46 to 1.84)0.87 (0.42 to 1.78)
n = 133 females
n = 134 males
Overweight at both ages1.46 (0.74 to 2.89)1.35 (0.64 to 2.84)1.36 (0.71 to 2.60)1.10 (0.54 to 2.20)
n = 124 females
n = 110 males