Table 5

multivariate analysis of determinants of obesity in the Swiss population

Men

Women


Study year

1992-3

1 (ref.)

1 (ref.)

1997

1.07 [0.92-1.24]

1.44 [1.26-1.66]

2002

1.38 [1.22-1.56]

1.57 [1.39-1.78]

2007

1.51 [1.33-1.71]

1.79 [1.57-2.03]

Age group

(18-44)

1 (ref.)

1 (ref.)

(45-64)

2.11 [1.91-2.34]

2.01 [1.81-2.23]

(65+

1.83 [1.62-2.07]

2.19 [1.95-2.45]

Education

Lower

1 (ref.)

1 (ref.)

Middle

0.72 [0.64-0.81]

0.59 [0.53-0.64]

High

0.43 [0.37-0.49]

0.35 [0.30-0.41]

P-value for trend

<0.001

<0.001

Nationality

Swiss

1 (ref.)

1 (ref.)

Non-Swiss

1.01 [0.89-1.15]

1.16 [1.02-1.32]

Smoker

Never

1 (ref.)

1 (ref.)

Current

1.11 [1.00-1.23]

0.79 [0.70-0.88]

Former

1.45 [1.30-1.61]

1.26 [1.14-1.40]


Obesity is defined as a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2. Statistical analysis by logistic regression. Results are expressed as Odds-ratio and [95% confidence interval].

Marques-Vidal et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:87   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-87

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