Skip to main content

Table 5 multivariate analysis of determinants of obesity in the Swiss population

From: Changes of overweight and obesity in the adult Swiss population according to educational level, from 1992 to 2007

  Men Women
Study year   
   1992-3 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.)
   1997 1.07 [0.92-1.24] 1.44 [1.26-1.66]
   2002 1.38 [1.22-1.56] 1.57 [1.39-1.78]
   2007 1.51 [1.33-1.71] 1.79 [1.57-2.03]
Age group   
   (18-44) 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.)
   (45-64) 2.11 [1.91-2.34] 2.01 [1.81-2.23]
   (65+ 1.83 [1.62-2.07] 2.19 [1.95-2.45]
Education   
   Lower 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.)
   Middle 0.72 [0.64-0.81] 0.59 [0.53-0.64]
   High 0.43 [0.37-0.49] 0.35 [0.30-0.41]
P-value for trend <0.001 <0.001
Nationality   
   Swiss 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.)
   Non-Swiss 1.01 [0.89-1.15] 1.16 [1.02-1.32]
Smoker   
   Never 1 (ref.) 1 (ref.)
   Current 1.11 [1.00-1.23] 0.79 [0.70-0.88]
   Former 1.45 [1.30-1.61] 1.26 [1.14-1.40]
  1. Obesity is defined as a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2. Statistical analysis by logistic regression. Results are expressed as Odds-ratio and [95% confidence interval].