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Table 2 MEN: Beta weights for childhood measures of weight, length and head circumference in regression models predicting adult lie-scale scores

From: An association of adult personality with prenatal and early postnatal growth: the EPQ lie-scale

Exposure variable N Unadjusted b Adjustedab Fully adjusted – including previous growthbb Fully adjusted - including IQcb Fully adjusted - including adult sizedb Imputed values (40 datasets), adjustedab
Birth weight (kg) 578 -0. 64** -0. 52 - -0.47 -0.48 -0.57*
Weight 1 y (kg) 432 -0.52** -0.43** -0.37* -0.41** -0.47** -0.46***
Weight 3 y (kg) 347 -0.26* -0.22* -0.007 -0.18 -0.30** -0.24**
Weight 6 y (kg) 285 0.01 -0.02 0.12 -0.02 -0.06 -0.004
Birth length (cm) 573 -0.14* -0.13* - -0.13* -0.08 -0.13*
Length 1 y (cm) 438 -0.13* -0.11* -0.09 -0.11* -0.03 -0.11*
Length 3 y (cm) 358 -0.11* -0.11* -0.09 -0.09 -0.06 -0.10*
Length 6 y (cm) 299 -0.05 -0.07 -0.03 -0.07 -0.04 -0.04
Head circumference birth (cm) 534 -0.30** -0.25* - -0.22* -0.29** -0.25**
Head circumference 1 y (cm) 533 -0.19 -0.17 -0.12 -0.13 -0.23 -0.18
Head circumference 3 y (cm) 358 -0.26* -0.26* -0.10 -0.21 -0.41** -0.20
Head circumference 6 y (cm) 298 -0.25 -0.19 0.02 -0.11 -0.26 -0.10
  1. a: Single-mother status, parity, mother’s age, father’s age, parental social status, and age of EPQ measurement.
  2. b: Single-mother status, parity, mother’s age, father’s age, parental social status, age of EPQ measurement, and previous growth (i.e. birth weight and weight at 1 year in analyses of weight at 3 years).
  3. c: Single-mother status, parity, mother’s age, father’s age, parental social status, age of EPQ measurement, and adult intelligence.
  4. d: Single-mother status, parity, mother’s age, father’s age, parental social status, age of EPQ measurement, and adult size (i.e. adult weight in analyses of weight at 0, 1, 3 and 6 years etc.).
  5. *P ≤ 0.05; **P ≤ 0.01; ***P ≤ 0.001.