Table 2

The association of potential determinants with the risk of being overweight among Turkish and Moroccan men and women adjusted for age and ethnicity (Odds Ratio's with 95% confidence Intervals).

Men N= 334

OR (95%CI)

Women N = 339

OR (95%CI)


Potential determinants of overweight

Socio-demographic factors

Age

25-30

1.00

1.00

20-24

0.64 (0.33-1.21)

0.45 (0.24-0.83)

15-19

0.31 (0.17-0.55)

0.24 (0.14-0.41)

Ethnicity

Moroccan

1.00

1.00

Turkish

2.02 (1.14-3.59)

1.03 (0.63-1.67)

Marital status

Married or cohabiting

1.00

1.00

Not married or cohabiting

0.90 (0.43-1.91)

0.19 (0.09-0.39)

Children

Children (living at home)

1.00

1.00

No children (living at home)

0.90 (0.45-1.79)

0.54 (0.29-1.00)

Socioeconomic position

Educational level

Low

1.00

1.00

Moderate

1.25 (0.52-3.01)

0.29 (0.14-0.60)

High

0.95 (0.37-2.44)

0.16 (0.07-0.37)

Position on labour market (individual)

Unemployed

1.00

1.00

Homemaker

-

1.47 (0.63-3.44)

Employed

0.97 (0.39-2.44)

0.59 (0.25-1.37)

Students

0.61 (0.22-1.72)

0.23 (0.08-0.63)

Occupational status (family)

Unemployed

1.00

1.00

Manual occupation

0.95 (0.49-1.84)

1.01 (0.53-1.92)

Non-manual occupation

1.25 (0.57-2.74)

1.03 (0.51-2.04)

Students

1.16 (0.36-3.76)

1.35 (0.25-7.35)

Migration related factors

Region of origin

big city

1.00

1.00

small city/village

1.37 (0.78-2.39)

1.28 (0.78-2.10)

Reason for migration

came with parents

1.00

1.00

family reunion/marriage

0.81 (0.27-2.44)

1.43 (0.61-3.36)

for economic reasons (work/education)

1.24 (0.52-2.99)

1.00 (0.46-2.19)

Acculturation

Cultural orientation

1st tertile: least oriented towards Dutch culture

1.00

1.00

2nd tertile

0.87 (0.46-1.62)

0.67 (0.37-1.23)

3rd tertile: most oriented towards Dutch culture

0.99 (0.54-1.81)

0.86 (0.46-1.59)

Social contacts

1st tertile:least contacts with ethnic Dutch

1.00

1.00

2nd tertile

1.02 (0.57-1.83)

0.58 (0.33-1.03)

3rd tertile: most contacts with ethnic Dutch

1.13 (0.62-2.07)

0.80 (0.44-1.48)

Religion: very important

1.00

1.00

normally/less important

1.18 (0.71-1.95)

0.71 (0.41-1.24)


Hosper et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:105   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-105

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