Table 4

Associations between weight status and abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse and mental abuse) stratified by educational level*
Vocational secondary education Higher secondary education
Crude model Adjusted model Crude model Adjusted model
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Physically abused
Underweight 1.23 1.03 – 1.45 1.23 1.02 – 1.49 1.12 0.94 – 1.35 1.17 0.96 – 1.42
Normal weight 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 -
Overweight 1.22 1.04 – 1.43 1.04 0.87 – 1.25 1.69 1.35 – 2.11 1.02 0.80 – 1.30
Obesity 3.38 2.55 – 4.49 1.60 1.17 – 2.19 4.60 3.00 – 7.06 1.27 0.79 – 2.04
Sexually abused
Underweight 0.98 0.83 – 1.16 0.89 0.74 – 1.07 0.95 0.79 – 1.15 0.85 0.70 – 1.04
Normal weight 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 -
Overweight 1.05 0.90 – 1.23 1.12 0.85 – 1.21 1.25 0.97 – 1.59 1.02 0.77 – 1.34
Obesity 2.24 1.73 – 2.90 1.69 1.28 – 2.22 2.94 1.73 – 5.01 2.14 1.25 – 3.69
Mentally abused
Underweight 1.23 1.11 – 1.37 1.15 1.02 – 1.30 1.10 1.00 – 1.21 1.09 0.99 – 1.20
Normal weight 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 -
Overweight 1.42 1.28 – 1.57 1.47 1.32 – 1.65 2.06 1.84 – 2.31 2.13 1.87 – 2.41
Obesity 3.85 3.11 – 4.76 3.70 2.90 – 4.72 4.18 3.08 – 5.66 3.57 2.58 – 4.93

* Vocational secondary school; underweight n=22661, overweight n=22460, obesity n=20369. Higher secondary education; underweight n=24716, overweight n=23176, obesity n=21812, Italic figures indicate significant result p<.05.

Adjusted for gender, ethnicity, 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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