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Table 3 WOMEN: 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) 571 -0.19 -0.31 - -0.24 -0.42 -0. 08
Weight 1 y (kg) 428 0.08 0.08 0.17 0.15 0.04 0.03
Weight 3 y (kg) 337 0.001 -0.03 0.003 0.02 -0.08 -0.02
Weight 6 y (kg) 292 0.03 0.02 0.19 0.05 0.04 0.07
Birth length (cm) 569 0.02 -0.03 - -0.02 0.005 0.04
Length 1 y (cm) 425 -0.01 -0.009 -0.0007 0.007 0.03 -0.008
Length 3 y (cm) 342 -0.01 -0.03 -0.04 -0.02 -0.03 -0.02
Length 6 y (cm) 300 -0.01 -0.02 0.03 0.002 -0.01 -0.003
Head circumference birth (cm) 523 0.05 0.07 - 0.09 0.09 0.02
Head circumference 1 y (cm) 427 -0.02 -0.005 0.09 0.05 0.07 0.03
Head circumference 3 y (cm) 340 -0.17 -0.11 0.07 -0.05 -0.22 -0.07
Head circumference 6 y (cm) 299 -0.004 0.04 0.21 0.09 0.06 0.06
  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.