Table 4

Multivariate quantile regression analysis of the association between independent variables and school readiness scores among 203 school-going children aged 5–7 years in Ujjain, India

 q10 q25 q50 q75 q90 b (95% CI) P value b (95% CI) P value b (95% CI) P value b (95% CI) P value b (95% CI) P value Age (years) −5.81(−10.63 to −0.99) 0.018 −7.14(−13.54 to 0.75) 0.029 −2.76(−10.30 to 4.79) 0.472 −0.12(−3.30 to 3.06) 0.941 −0.26(−2.73 to 2.20) 0.834 Gender −3.82(−9.01 to 1.37) 0.148 −2.51(−9.03 to 4.01) 0.449 0.74(−6.84 to 8.33) 0.847 1.43(−1.59 to 4.44) 0.352 −0.91(−3.43 to 1.60) 0.474 Socioeconomic status −16.04(−23.88 to 8.21) <0.001 −10.72(−20.52 to 0.92) 0.032 −3.16(−14.83 to 8.51) 0.594 −5.08(−10.19 to 0.03) 0.051 −0.33(−4.47 to 3.82) 0.877 Birth weight (kg)* 8.78(−2.83 to 20.39) 0.137 9.39(−3.28 to 22.06) 0.146 18.16(6.09 to 30.23) 0.003 7.30(2.83 to 11.76) 0.001 3.25(0.07 to 6.44) 0.045 Time spent by mother with the child (hours)* −0.10(−2.25 to 2.05) 0.928 −0.04(−3.47 to 3.40) 0.983 0.38(−3.53 to 4.28) 0.850 1.97(0.43 to 3.51) 0.013 0.81(−0.29 to 1.90) 0.150 Playground visits with parents −1.98(−7.47 to 3.50) 0.477 −2.19(−9.18 to 4.80) 0.538 −4.97(−13.31 to 3.37) 0.241 −5.61(−9.14 to 2.08) 0.002 −0.18(−3.36 to 3.00) 0.910 Parents teaching 0.47(−5.58 to 6.52) 0.878 −2.23(−9.34 to 4.88) 0.537 −4.00(−12.12 to 4.11) 0.332 −5.54(−8.70 to 2.37) 0.001 −1.60(−4.56 to 1.36) 0.288 Loose stools 2.08(−4.41 to 8.56) 0.529 2.99(−5.41 to 11.40) 0.483 2.41(−7.35 to 12.17) 0.627 −0.02(−3.90 to 3.86) 0.993 −2.17(−5.70 to 1.36) 0.227 Hospitalisation in the past 3 months −38.32(−46.63 to 30.01) <0.001 −31.94(−44.14 to 19.74) <0.001 −28.63(−43.24 to 14.01) <0.001 −20.88(−27.47 to 14.29) <0.001 −10.81(−16.12 to 5.50) <0.001 Religion 6.49(−1.03 to 14.02) 0.09 5.68(−5.39 to 16.76) 0.313 5.11(−7.55 to 17.77) 0.427 1.83(−2.61 to 6.26) 0.418 1.87(−1.81 to 5.56) 0.317 Mother’s education 0.87(0.11 to 1.63) 0.025 1.15(−0.18 to 2.48) 0.090 1.75(0.18 to 3.32) 0.029 1.83(1.16 to 2.49) <0.001 0.35(−0.29 to 1.00) 0.280 Family type −2.72(−8.52 to 3.08) 0.357 0.28(−6.75 to 7.30) 0.938 −0.04(−8.28 to 8.21) 0.993 −2.94(−6.39 to 0.51) 0.094 −0.27(−3.15 to 2.61) 0.854
• q, quantile; b, beta coefficient.