Table 4

Age adjusted odd ratios (95% confidence interval) for being overweight or obese based on body mass index, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio, with duration of education in men and women adults of urban Cameroon. Findings of the 2003 Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey

Men

Women



Duration of Education

n

BMI≥25

WC≥0.90

WHR≥0.95

n

BMI≥25

WC≥0.80

WHR≥0.85


<7 Years

732

Reference

Reference

Reference

1704

Reference

Reference

Reference

7–14 years

1779

1.94 (1.34 – 2.85)

2.31 (1.65 – 3.25)

1.38 (0.90 – 2.12)

2737

1.87 (1.44 – 2.42)

1.52 (1.19 – 1.93)

0.86 (0.71 – 1.04)

≥14 Years

1292

3.41 (2.15 – 5.41)

4.73 (3.17 – 7.00)

1.83 (1.23 – 2.74)

1235

2.23 (1.72 – 2.90)

1.88 (1.52 – 2.33)

0.69 (0.55 – 0.87)


BMI: Body Mass Index. Overweight was defined as BMI between 25–29.9 and obesity as BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 in men and women. WC: Waist Circumference. Overweight was defined based on WC 94–101.9 cm and 80–87.9 in men and women respectively and obesity based on WC ≥ 102 cm in men and ≥ 88 cm in women. WHR: Waist-to-hip ratio was defined based on WHR 0.90–0.99 and WHR 0.80–0.84 in men and women respectively and obesity based on WHR ≥ 1 in men and ≥ 0.85 in women.

Kamadjeu et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:228   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-228

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