Table 3

Weighted prevalence (%) of overweight (25≤BMI<30) and obesity (BMI≥30) by the explanatory variables for men in the two periods, and test of change (logistic regression) in obesity adjusted for age, education, smoking habits, urbanization and immigrant status.

2000/01

2004/05

Test of change in obesity prevalence


Explanatory

variable

Category (subgroup)

Overweight

25≤BMI<30

Obesity

BMI≥30

Overweight

25≤BMI<30

Obesity

BMI≥30

Odds ratio (95% confidence interval)


Totals

16-84

40.9

9.7

40.6

10.8

1.13 (0.99-1.29)

Age

16-24

17.8

3.3

17.2

3.4

0.98 (0.56-1.73)

25-34

33.3

7.9

33.8

6.2

0.90 (0.62-1.30)

35-44

45.9

9.3

44.6

12.4

1.45 (1.08-1.96)*

45-54

48.3

11.8

49.5

14.3

1.25 (0.94-1.66)

55-64

49.5

13.2

49.4

16.5

1.30 (0.99-1.70)

65-74

47.9

14.2

46.2

12.0

0.83 (0.58-1.20)

75-84

42.9

7.9

41.9

5.6

0.70 (0.38-1.30)

Educational level (years)

≤9

38.9

10.7

36.2

10.8

1.06 (0.82-1.38)

10-11

45.6

14.1

47.8

15.6

1.05 (0.85-1.30)

≥12

38.2

6.5

38.6

8.2

1.29 (1.04-1.60)*

Smoking

Never

37.5

7.3

37.2

8.6

1.22 (0.99-1.49)

Former

46.2

13.5

44.5

13.4

1.00 (0.82-1.21)

Daily

37.4

8.4

41.7

11.6

1.36 (0.97-1.90)

Urbanization1

1

38.3

8.0

38.4

8.5

1.09 (0.85-1.40)

2

42.5

10.0

40.6

10.9

1.17 (0.95-1.45)

3

40.4

11.1

42.2

13.1

1.13 (0.91-1.41)

Immigrant

Sweden

40.7

10.6

41.0

10.1

1.10 (0.95-1.27)

Status

Second-generation immigrants

36.6

10.1

35.2

12.3

1.35 (0.82-2.24)

Labour immigrants

49.0

12.3

41.9

13.7

1.27 (0.75-2.15)

Refugees

40.7

7.9

41.2

9.3

1.25 (0.72-2.18)


All persons in the sample were between 16 and 84 years old.

1 (1) The three largest cities in Sweden, (2) medium-sized towns (> 90,000) and (3) small towns (27,000-90,000) or rural areas.

The overall OR is estimated separately

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