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Table 2 Odd ratios, with 95 % confidence intervals, for marital status at age 40 (between 1991 and 2001) according to BMI and socio-demographic characteristics among men born between 1951 and 1961 in Sweden

From: Weight status at age 18 influences marriage prospects. A population-based study of Swedish men

  Married1 Never married1 Divorced1 Widowed1
BMI category 2
  Underweight 0.84 (0.82-0.86) 1.00 0.92 (0.88-0.96) 0.72 (0.52-1.00)
  Normal weight 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  Overweight 0.83 (0.80-0.85) 1.00 0.83 (0.79-0.87) 0.95 (0.67-1.33)
  Obese 0.49 (0.46-0.52) 1.00 0.55 (0.49-0.63) 0.48 (0.18-1.30)
Education 1
  High education 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  Medium education 0.87 (0.86-0.89) 1.00 1.31 (1.26-1.36) 0.89 (0.69-1.14)
  Low education 0.81 (0.79-0.83) 1.00 1.30 (1.24-1.36) 1.08 (0.80-1.46)
Socioeconomic position 3
  White-collar 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  Farmers 0.81 (0.77-0.86) 1.00 0.54 (0.47-0.63) 0.88 (0.45-1.72)
  Blue-collar 0.74 (0.73-0.75) 1.00 0.90 (0.87-0.93) 0.75 (0.60-0.96)
  Other 0.47 (0.46-0.48) 1.00 0.84 (0.81-0.88) 0.57 (0.41-0.78)
Intellectual performance 2
  Lower 0.74 (0.72-0.75) 1.00 0.98 (0.94-1.02) 0.95 (0.73-1.25)
  Medium 0.92 (0.91-0.94) 1.00 1.03 (0.99-1.07) 1.06 (0.82-1.35)
  Higher 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Country of birth 3
  Sweden 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  Other 0.93 (0.88-0.98) 1.00 1.23 (1.12-1.35) 0.42 (0.13-1.30)
Childhood socioeconomic position 3
  White-collar 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  Farmers 0.99 (0.96-1.02) 1.00 0.64 (0.60-0.68) 1.17 (0.81-1.68)
  Blue-collar 0.97 (0.95-0.99) 1.00 0.98 (0.95-1.01) 1.03 (0.82-1.30)
  Other 0.85 (0.81-0.88) 1.00 1.10 (1.03-1.17) 1.01 (0.61-1.66)
Parental education 3
  High education 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  Medium education 0.99 (0.96-1.01) 1.00 1.10 (1.04-1.17) 1.00 (0.68-1.48)
  Low education 0.98 (0.96-1.01) 1.00 1.02 (0.96-1.08) 0.90 (0.60-1.35)
Residential area 2
  Urban 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  Semi-urban 0.98 (0.97-1.00) 1.00 0.85 (0.83-0.88) 1.06 (0.86-1.30)
  Rural 0.93 (0.91-0.95) 1.00 0.76 (0.73-0.80) 0.93 (0.70-1.23)
Psychiatric disorder before and/or at military conscription examination 2,4
  Yes 0.65 (0.63-0.66) 1.00 1.04 (1.00-1.08) 0.65 (0.46-0.90)
  No 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Muscle strength at military conscription examination 2
  Low quintile 0.65 (0.63-0.66) 1.00 0.66 (0.63-0.70) 0.75 (0.55-1.03)
  Low to mediate quintile 0.79 (0.78-0.81) 1.00 0.77 (0.74-0.80) 0.77 (0.58-1.02)
  Mediate quintile 0.88 (0.86-0.90) 1.00 0.88 (0.84-0.92) 0.79 (0.59-1.07)
  Mediate to high quintile 0.93 (0.91-0.95) 1.00 0.94 (0.90-0.98) 0.72 (0.53-0.98)
  High quintile 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  1. Never married is the outcome reference.
  2. 1=LOUISE, 2=Military Service Conscription Register, 3=Population and Housing Censuses, 4=Hospital Discharge Register.
  3. Fully adjusted model (n=403,923).