Table 3

Odds of body weight dissatisfaction by SES: Results of logistic regression models using single SES indicators1
Normal2 Preobese Obese
Men Women Men Women Men Women
OR3 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
SES4(index)
High 0.8 0.3–2.2 0.7 0.4–1.2 2.3 1.43.8 1.3 0.7–2.5 3.7 1.87.5 1.5 0.4–4.8
Middle 0.5 0.2–1.3 0.8 0.4–1.4 1.5 0.9–2.3 1.1 0.7–1.6 2.1 1.33.5 1.0 0.6–1.6
Low 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 -
Educational level
High 0.7 0.3–1.6 1.2 0.7–1.9 1.9 1.33.7 1.4 0.8–2.2 2.3 1.34.1 3.6 1.012.8
Middle 0.6 0.2–1.7 1.1 0.7–1.7 1.6 1.12.3 1.6 1.12.3 1.8 0.9–3.5 1.5 0.8–3.0
Low 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 -
Household income
High 1.1 0.5–2.8 0.9 0.6–1.5 1.8 1.22.7 1.3 0.8–2.2 2.6 1.44.7 1.8 0.8–4.2
Middle 0.9 0.4–2.1 0.7 0.5–1.2 1.3 0.9–1.8 1.5 0.9–2.1 1.2 0.8–1.9 1.0 0.6–1.7
Low 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 -
Occupational status
High 0.6 0.4–1.8 0.9 0.5–1.6 1.8 1.22.6 0.7 0.4–1.2 2.2 1.33.6 0.9 0.4–1.8
Middle 0.8 0.2–1.4 0.9 0.6–1.4 1.8 1.22.6 1.1 0.8–1.6 2.2 1.33.6 0.9 0.5–1.5
Low 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 -

Notes: 1Adjusted for BMI, age, family status, place of residence, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, nutritional behavior, and weight reduction dieting;

2normal weight: 18.5 ≤ BMI < 25; preobese: 25 ≤ BMI < 30; obese: BMI ≥ 30; 3odds ratios in bold indicate p < .05, those in bold italics indicate p = .05;

4SES: socioeconomic status.

von Lengerke et al.

von Lengerke et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:342   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-342

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