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Table 4 Weighted prevalence (%) of overweight (25≤BMI<30) and obesity (BMI≥30) by the explanatory variables for women 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 27.3 9.6 25.9 10.2 1.09 (0.95-1.24)
Age 16-24 11.9 1.6 10.2 2.6 1.52 (0.71-3.23)
  25-34 18.8 6.9 17.0 6.8 1.16 (0.80-1.67)
  35-44 24.6 9.2 23.0 11.1 1.22 (0.90-1.65)
  45-54 30.3 9.2 30.1 8.8 1.00 (0.72-1.38)
  55-64 35.9 14.4 35.7 13.0 0.90 (0.68-1.19)
  65-74 39.3 14.3 37.2 15.9 1.11 (0.80-1.54)
  75-84 34.8 13.1 32.4 16.8 1.19 (0.81-1.74)
Educational Level (years) ≤9 28.6 12.5 25.8 11.2 0.85 (0.66-1.09)
  10-11 31.7 9.9 31.0 14.4 1.46 (1.17-1.82)*
  ≥12 21.9 6.9 21.9 7.1 0.99 (0.80-1.23)
Smoking Never 26.3 8.5 24.6 8.9 1.10 (0.91-1.32)
  Former 28.7 12.3 26.8 12.0 1.00 (0.80-1.26)
  Daily 25.2 7.8 24.2 9.6 1.23 (0.90-1.68)
Urbanization2 1 23.2 7.9 22.3 8.1 0.99 (0.78-1.27)
  2 26.6 9.6 25.8 9.6 1.03 (0.83-1.29)
  3 31.1 10.7 28.0 12.5 1.23 (0.99-1.54)
Immigrant Sweden 27.1 9.2 25.9 9.9 1.09 (0.94-1.26)
Status Second-generation immigrants 24.5 8.2 22.5 8.7 1.03 (0.60-1.75)
  Labour immigrants 36.2 14.1 30.6 13.5 0.73 (0.39-1.37)
  Refugees 24.1 11.5 26.2 11.7 0.82 (0.50-1.33)
  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.