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Table 2 Prevalence of injury and illness

From: The health and cost implications of high body mass index in Australian defence force personnel

 

Cohort

 

Normal

Overweight

Obese Restricted body fat

Obese No restriction on body fat

 

n = 197

n = 154

n = 148

n = 180

Injuries per person

1.5

2.1

2.2

2.4

Ratio of means (95% CL)

1 (Reference)

1.4 (1.1, 1.8)

1.5 (1.2, 1.9)

1.6 (1.3, 2.1)

p-value

0.007

0.001

<0.001

Illnesses per person

3.7

4.1

4.7

5.0

Ratio of means (95% CL)

1 (Reference)

1.1 (0.9, 1.4)

1.3 (1.0, 1.6)

1.4 (1.1, 1.7)

p-value

0.24

0.02

0.002

  1. N.B. Data are adjusted for age, sex, service and rank. CL, confidence limits.