Table 3

Associations between weight status and abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse and mental abuse) stratified by gender*
Boys Girls
Crude model Adjusted model Crude model Adjusted model
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Physically abused
Underweight 1.28 1.06 – 1.54 1.14 0.93 – 1.40 1.10 0.92 – 1.32 1.26 1.03 – 1.53
Normal weight 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 -
Overweight 1.33 1.12 – 1.57 1.06 1.04 – 1.50 1.51 1.24 – 1.84 1.00 0.82 – 1.23
Obesity 4.49 3.37 – 5.99 1.77 1.29 – 2.42 3.06 2.02 – 4.61 1.19 0.72 – 1.96
Sexually abused
Underweight 1.08 0.88 – 1.33 0.99 0.79 – 1.26 0.84 0.73 – 0.98 0.83 0.71 – 0.97
Normal weight 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 -
Overweight 1.25 1.05 – 1.49 1.07 0.88 – 1.29 1.17 0.99 – 1.40 0.95 0.77 – 1.16
Obesity 3.82 2.78 – 5.25 2.49 1.82 – 3.42 1.85 1.18 – 2.90 1.11 0.66 – 1.87
Mentally abused
Underweight 1.37 1.23 – 1.53 1.35 1.20 – 1.53 1.00 0.91 – 1.11 0.99 0.89 – 1.10
Normal weight 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 -
Overweight 1.51 1.35 – 1.68 1.51 1.35 – 1.70 1.98 1.78 – 2.21 1.97 1.75 – 2.21
Obesity 3.70 2.97 – 4.60 2.98 2.32 – 3.83 5.27 4.08 – 6.80 5.07 3.84 – 6.70

* Boys; underweight n=22756, overweight n=22714, obesity n=20757. Girls; underweight n=24640, overweight n=22939, obesity n=21442, Italic figures indicate significant result p< .05.

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

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

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