Table 2

Associations between weight status and abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse and mental abuse)*
Crude model Adjusted model
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Physically abused
Underweight 1.17 1.02 – 1.34 1.21 1.04 – 1.40
Normal weight 1.00 - 1.00 -
Overweight 1.39 1.23 – 1.58 1.02 0.89 – 1.18
Obesity 3.90 3.04 – 5.01 1.50 1.15 – 1.96
Sexually abused
Underweight 0.96 0.85 – 1.09 0.87 0.76 – 1.00
Normal weight 1.00 - 1.00 -
Overweight 1.15 1.00 – 1.31 1.01 0.87 – 1.18
Obesity 2.62 2.04 – 3.35 1.79 1.37 – 2.33
Mentally abused
Underweight 1.16 1.07 – 1.25 1.12 1.03 – 1.21
Normal weight 1.00 - 1.00 -
Overweight 1.65 1.54 – 1.77 1.72 1.60 – 1.85
Obesity 4.02 3.36 – 4.79 3.67 3.02 – 4.47

* Underweight n=47396, overweight n=45653, obesity n=42199, Italic figures indicate significant results p<.05.

Adjusted for gender, ethnicity, educational level, parental communication and the remaining subtypes of abuse.

Veldwijk et al.

Veldwijk et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:840   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-840

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