Table 4

Weighted prevalence (%) of overweight (25≤BMI<30) and obesity (BMI≥30) by the explanatory variables for women 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

27.3

9.6

25.9

10.2

1.09 (0.95-1.24)

Age

16-24

11.9

1.6

10.2

2.6

1.52 (0.71-3.23)

25-34

18.8

6.9

17.0

6.8

1.16 (0.80-1.67)

35-44

24.6

9.2

23.0

11.1

1.22 (0.90-1.65)

45-54

30.3

9.2

30.1

8.8

1.00 (0.72-1.38)

55-64

35.9

14.4

35.7

13.0

0.90 (0.68-1.19)

65-74

39.3

14.3

37.2

15.9

1.11 (0.80-1.54)

75-84

34.8

13.1

32.4

16.8

1.19 (0.81-1.74)

Educational Level (years)

≤9

28.6

12.5

25.8

11.2

0.85 (0.66-1.09)

10-11

31.7

9.9

31.0

14.4

1.46 (1.17-1.82)*

≥12

21.9

6.9

21.9

7.1

0.99 (0.80-1.23)

Smoking

Never

26.3

8.5

24.6

8.9

1.10 (0.91-1.32)

Former

28.7

12.3

26.8

12.0

1.00 (0.80-1.26)

Daily

25.2

7.8

24.2

9.6

1.23 (0.90-1.68)

Urbanization2

1

23.2

7.9

22.3

8.1

0.99 (0.78-1.27)

2

26.6

9.6

25.8

9.6

1.03 (0.83-1.29)

3

31.1

10.7

28.0

12.5

1.23 (0.99-1.54)

Immigrant

Sweden

27.1

9.2

25.9

9.9

1.09 (0.94-1.26)

Status

Second-generation immigrants

24.5

8.2

22.5

8.7

1.03 (0.60-1.75)

Labour immigrants

36.2

14.1

30.6

13.5

0.73 (0.39-1.37)

Refugees

24.1

11.5

26.2

11.7

0.82 (0.50-1.33)


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.

Sundquist et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:119   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-119

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