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Table 3 Weighted prevalence (%) of overweight (25≤BMI<30) and obesity (BMI≥30) by the explanatory variables for men in the two periods, and test of change (logistic regression) in obesity adjusted for age, education, smoking habits, urbanization and immigrant status.

From: Levelling off of prevalence of obesity in the adult population of Sweden between 2000/01 and 2004/05

   2000/01 2004/05 Test of change in obesity prevalence
Explanatory
variable
Category (subgroup) Overweight
25≤BMI<30
Obesity
BMI≥30
Overweight
25≤BMI<30
Obesity
BMI≥30
Odds ratio (95% confidence interval)
Totals 16-84 40.9 9.7 40.6 10.8 1.13 (0.99-1.29)
Age 16-24 17.8 3.3 17.2 3.4 0.98 (0.56-1.73)
  25-34 33.3 7.9 33.8 6.2 0.90 (0.62-1.30)
  35-44 45.9 9.3 44.6 12.4 1.45 (1.08-1.96)*
  45-54 48.3 11.8 49.5 14.3 1.25 (0.94-1.66)
  55-64 49.5 13.2 49.4 16.5 1.30 (0.99-1.70)
  65-74 47.9 14.2 46.2 12.0 0.83 (0.58-1.20)
  75-84 42.9 7.9 41.9 5.6 0.70 (0.38-1.30)
Educational level (years) ≤9 38.9 10.7 36.2 10.8 1.06 (0.82-1.38)
  10-11 45.6 14.1 47.8 15.6 1.05 (0.85-1.30)
  ≥12 38.2 6.5 38.6 8.2 1.29 (1.04-1.60)*
Smoking Never 37.5 7.3 37.2 8.6 1.22 (0.99-1.49)
  Former 46.2 13.5 44.5 13.4 1.00 (0.82-1.21)
  Daily 37.4 8.4 41.7 11.6 1.36 (0.97-1.90)
Urbanization1 1 38.3 8.0 38.4 8.5 1.09 (0.85-1.40)
  2 42.5 10.0 40.6 10.9 1.17 (0.95-1.45)
  3 40.4 11.1 42.2 13.1 1.13 (0.91-1.41)
Immigrant Sweden 40.7 10.6 41.0 10.1 1.10 (0.95-1.27)
Status Second-generation immigrants 36.6 10.1 35.2 12.3 1.35 (0.82-2.24)
  Labour immigrants 49.0 12.3 41.9 13.7 1.27 (0.75-2.15)
  Refugees 40.7 7.9 41.2 9.3 1.25 (0.72-2.18)
  1. All persons in the sample were between 16 and 84 years old.
  2. 1 (1) The three largest cities in Sweden, (2) medium-sized towns (> 90,000) and (3) small towns (27,000-90,000) or rural areas.
  3. The overall OR is estimated separately