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Table 2 Socio-demographic and behavioural predictors of obesity by logistic regression among the study population (N = 1249)

From: Prevalence of obesity and associated risk factors among adults in Kinondoni municipal district, Dar es Salaam Tanzania

RISK FACTOR UNIVARIATE ANALYSIS OR (95% CI) P-VALUE MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OR (95% CI) P-VALUE
Age groups     
   18-24 1   1  
   25-34 2.6(1.6-4.3) < 0.001 2.3(1.4-3.9) 0.002
   35-44 5.6(3.4-9.4) < 0.001 4.7 (2.6-8.3) < 0.001
   45-54 6.5(3.8-11.5) < 0.001 5.3 (2.8-10.0) < 0.001
   55+ 6.4(3.5-11.6) < 0.001 5.1 (2.5-10.4) < 0.001
Sex     
   Male 1   1  
   Female 3.3(2.3-4.8) < 0.001 3.6 (2.2-5.4) < 0.001
Marital status     
   Single 1   1  
   Married/Cohabiting 3.4(2.3-5.0) < 0.001 1.6 (1.0-2.4) 0.054
   Divorcee 4.7(2.5-8.8) < 0.001 1.6 (0.8-3.2) 0.195
   Widow(er) 5.5(2.9-10.4) < 0.001 1.2 (0.6-2.5) 0.670
Education     
   Informal 1   1  
   Primary 0.7(0.4-1.0) 0.073 0.9 (0.6-1.6) 0.923
   Secondary 0.5(0.3-0.8) 0.005 0.8 (0.4-1.5) 0.548
   Post-secondary 0.7(0.3-1.7) 0.478 1.6 (0.6-4.2) 0.302
Socioeconomic status     
   Low 1   1  
   Medium 1.3 (0.6-3.1) 0.545 1.5 (0.6-3.8) 0.362
   High 3.2 (1.3-7.8) 0.009 2.6 (1.0-6.4) 0.053
Physical activity     
   Light 1   1  
   Moderate 0.8 (0.5-1.1) 0.165 0.8 (0.6-1.3) 0.399
   Vigorous 0.2 (0.1-0.4) 0.001 0.4 (0.2-0.8) 0.005