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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratios (OR and 95% CI) for overweight and obese Québec and Jamaican children by selected characteristics, by sex and by both sexes combined

From: Household food insecurity and childhood overweight in Jamaica and Québec: a gender-based analysis

   Overweight or obese Québec children# Overweight or obese Jamaican children##
Characteristic Category Girls Boys All Girls Boys All
Family SES Tertile 1 (Low) 1 1 1 1 1 1
  Tertile 2 (Middle) 0.87 (0.5-1.5) 0.92 (0.5-1.6) 0.89 (0.6-1.3) 1.87 (1.0-3.4)* 1.75 (0.8-3.9) 1.83(1.1-3.0)*
  Tertile 3 (High) 0.97 (0.5-1.7) 0.91 (0.5-1.7) 0.95 (0.6-1.4) 1.74 (0.9-3.3) 2.37 (1.2-4.9)* 2.00(1.3-3.2)*
Family type Two-parent family 1 1 1 1 1 1
  Blended family 0.91 (0.5-1.7) 1.14 (0.6-2.2) 1.0 (0.7-1.6) 1.0 (0.6-1.6) 0.59 (0.3-1.6) 0.82(0.6-1.2)
  Single-parent family 1.82 (0.9-3.4) 1.37 (0.7-2.5) 1.63 (1.0-2.5)* 0.79 (0.4-1.3) 0.69(0.3-1.2) 0.74(0.5-1.1)
Household food insecurity No 1 1 1 1 1 1
  Yes 4.99 (2.4-10.5)* 1.56 (0.7-3.3) 3.03 (1.8-5.0)* 0.72 (0.4-1.2) 0.58 (0.3-1.3) 0.65(0.4-0.9)*
  1. *Significantly different from the reference category (P ≤ 0.05)
  2. # Models adjusted for consumption of pastry and vegetables and for physical activity
  3. ## Models adjusted for physical activity