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Table 4 Odds ratios for association between central obesity among male and female participants by level of parental occupation and education

From: Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components in relation to socioeconomic status among Jamaican young adults: a cross-sectional study

SES Category Odds Ratio 95%CI P Value
Occupation
Male
Highly Skilled Reference group
Skilled 0.44 0.08-2.28 0.328
Semi/Unskilled 0.64 0.10-4.00 0.630
Other 3.39 0.35-32.71 0.290
Female    
Highly Skilled Reference group
Skilled 2.55 0.99-6.57 0.054
Semi/Unskilled 3.37 1.22-9.29 0.019
Other 4.67 1.17-18.55 0.029
Education
Male
Tertiary Reference group
Secondary 0.50 0.11-2.23 0.363
Primary/All Age 0.01 0-7.32 0.157
Don't Know 1.44 0.21-9.82 0.704
Female
Tertiary Reference group
Secondary 1.72 0.74-4.01 0.205
Primary/All Age 6.14 2.05-18.40 0.001
Don't Know 4.61 1.47-14.39 0.009
  1. Estimates derived from sex-specific logistic regression models as there was evidence of interaction by sex in the relationship between central obesity with occupation and education.
  2. Adjustment was made for hip circumference.
  3. Age was excluded from the model after model assessment (likelihood ratio test) showed that it did not improve model.