Table 4

Age-adjusted odds ratio of overweight and general obesity for cardiovascular risk factors by sex
Overweight (BMI ≥25 and <30) General obesity (BMI ≥30)
Men Women Men Women
OR (CI 95%) p-value OR (CI 95%) p-value OR (CI 95%) p-value OR (CI 95%) p-value
Age (1 year) 1.02 (1.02-1.03) <0.001 1.06 (1.06-1.06) <0.001 1.03 (1.03-1.04) <0.001 1.09 (1.08-1.09) <0.001
Diabetes 1.71 (1.47-1.99) <0.001 2.53 (2.28-2.81) <0.001 3.08 (2.64-3.60) <0.001 2.95 (2.56-3.40) <0.001
Hypertension 1.99 (1.81-2.21) <0.001 2.10 (1.91-2.31) <0.001 4.50 (4.02-5.04) <0.001 5.20 (4.70-5.75) <0.001
Hypercholesterolemia 1.45 (1.32-1.58) <0.001 1.14 (1.05-1.24) 0.002 1.73 (1.57-1.92) <0.001 1.22 (1.17-1.34) <0.001
Coronary risk (1 percentage point) 1.11 (1.08-1.13) <0.001 1.34 (1.30-1.39) <0.001 1.18 (1.16-1.20) <0.001 1.58 (1.53-1.63) <0.001

Prevalence of hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia was considered if the participant was diagnosed, treated for these disorders or presented with systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mmHg, glycaemia ≥ 126 mg/dl or total cholesterol ≥240 mg/dl, respectively.

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