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Table 3 Multiple regression analyzes that examined the relationship between two classes of flame retardants and social behavior subscales (n = 69) adjusted for gender, age, family context, and child’s exposure to adverse experiences

From: Cross-sectional study of social behaviors in preschool children and exposure to flame retardants

  Assertion Responsibility Externalizing
B (SE B (SE B (SE
Covariates
 Gendera 0.21 (0.10) 0.21* 0.44 (0.10) 0.43** −0.29 (0.10) −0.30**
 Age 0.32 (0.07) 0.44** 0.24 (0.07) 0.33** −0.12 (0.10) −0.18
 Family Context 0.13 (0.08) 0.18 0.21 (0.08) 0.27** −0.21 (0.11) −0.32
 Adverse Experiences 0.04 (0.07) 0.06 −0.04 (0.07) −0.05 0.31 (0.10) 0.42**
Flame Retardants
 Ln ΣPBDE −0.13 (0.04) −0.31** 0.03 (0.04) 0.07 −0.05 (0.10) −0.04
 Ln ΣOPFR 0.09 (0.06) 0.15 −0.16 (0.06) −0.25** 0.24 (0.10) 0.31*
R square 0.41 0.44 0.35
R square for model without Flame Retardant variables 0.28 0.29 0.19
  1. a0 = male, 1 = female
  2. B = Unstandardized Estimate. SE standard error. ® = Standardized Estimate
  3. p < .10. *p < .05. **p < .01