Table 2

Comparison of associations of new-onset eating disorders based on complete case results (ignoring nonresponse) and weighted for nonresponse

Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI) of new-onset eating disorders


Women (N = 12,641)

Men (N = 33,577)


Complete case analysis

Weighted for nonresponse

Complete case analysis

Weighted for nonresponse


Deployment experience

Nondeployed

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Deployed without combat exposures

0.83 (0.56, 1.23)

0.89 (0.60, 1.32)

0.91 (0.73, 1.13)

0.90 (0.72, 1.13)

Deployed with combat exposures

1.29 (0.91, 1.85)

1.33 (0.93, 1.90)

0.94 (0.77, 1.15)

0.96 (0.77, 1.18)

Service component

Reserve/Guard

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Active duty

1.19 (0.95, 1.48)

1.20 (0.96, 1.50)

1.28 (1.10, 1.49)

1.35 (1.14, 1.60)

Life stressor scale category

Low/mild

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Moderate

1.12 (0.89, 1.43)

1.18 (0.92, 1.52)

1.15 (0.92, 1.44)

1.15 (0.90, 1.46)

Major

1.24 (0.84, 1.82)

1.20 (0.81, 1.77)

1.75 (1.18, 2.57)

1.77 (1.17, 2.68)

History of diagnosed mental disorder

No

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Yes

1.83 (1.45, 2.32)

1.79 (1.40, 2.30)

1.88 (1.51, 2.34)

2.07 (1.61, 2.67)

History of alcohol misuse

No

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Yes

1.29 (0.99, 1.68)

1.27 (0.96, 1.68)

1.44 (1.24, 1.67)

1.52 (1.29, 1.79)

Special diet for weight loss

No

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Yes (Diet)

2.26 (1.84, 2.78)

2.27 (1.82, 2.82)

2.54 (2.15, 2.99)

2.42 (2.04, 2.88)


Abbreviations: CI, confidence interval

Details on exclusion criteria and adjustment factors have been published elsewhere [13].

Littman et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2010 10:99   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-10-99

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