Table 4

Multinomial logistic regression for the association between income-related variables and parent weight gain and weight loss compared with the reference category of ‘no weight change’, overall and stratified by parent gender

Parent weight loss
Adjusted OR (95% CI)*
Parent weight gain
Adjusted OR (95% CI)*
OverallFemaleMaleOverallFemaleMale
Filed for unemployment1.41 (1.13 to 1.76)1.42 (1.11 to 1.82)1.41 (0.80 to 2.46)1.46 (1.22 to 1.74)1.44 (1.19 to 1.75)1.57 (0.99 to 2.48)
Job loss by one caregiver1.28 (1.06 to 1.56)1.29 (1.05 to 1.60)1.34 (0.81 to 2.21)1.32 (1.14 to 1.53)1.25 (1.06 to 1.47)1.93 (1.30 to 2.87)
Job loss by two caregivers2.17 (1.37 to 3.42)2.53 (1.37 to 4.66)1.94 (0.93 to 4.05)1.33 (0.88 to 2.00)1.46 (0.85 to 2.51)1.27 (0.65 to 2.48)
Difficulty paying bills or buying necessities1.68 (1.32 to 2.15)1.55 (1.17 to 2.05)2.37 (1.42 to 3.93)1.71 (1.40 to 2.08)1.77 (1.42 to 2.21)1.34 (0.84 to 2.14)
Unable to pay rent or mortgage1.86 (1.30 to 2.67)1.89 (1.24 to 2.87)2.24 (1.07 to 4.67)1.61 (1.18 to 2.18)1.72 (1.21 to 2.45)1.35 (0.68 to 2.68)
Unable to access necessary supplies or food1.88 (1.42 to 2.49)1.77 (1.29 to 2.43)2.74 (1.46 to 5.15)2.05 (1.62 to 2.58)1.94 (1.50 to 2.51)2.70 (1.56 to 4.70)
Major disruption to household food supply1.80 (1.44 to 2.26)1.49 (1.14 to 1.95)3.19 (2.07 to 4.92)1.46 (1.21 to 1.76)1.35 (1.09 to 1.67)1.93 (1.32 to 2.82)
  • *ORs were adjusted for parent age, parent gender and parent ethnicity.