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Table 2 Overweight (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) prevalence and factors associated with overweight in univariate analysis, Paris metropolitan area, France, 2005

From: Overweight according to geographical origin and time spent in France: a cross sectional study in the Paris metropolitan area

   Men (n = 1177) Women (n = 1823)
   n overweight prevalence raw OR 95%CI p n overweight prevalence raw OR 95%CI p
Age-group            
  18-34 343 26.1% - - < 0.0001 526 21.9% - - < 0.0001
  35-54 443 45.2% 2.22 [1.63-3.01]   680 33.4% 1.75 [1.35-2.28]  
  55 and over 391 56.2% 3.65 [2.66-5.02]   617 43.6% 3.23 [2.46-4.25]  
Monthly household income (quartile, in € per CU Ɨ )
  > 2362 293 45.7% - - 0.4049 360 19.5% - - < 0.0001
  1600-2362 260 39.4% 0.82 [0.58-1.15]   397 29.2% 1.52 [1.09-2.12]  
  [1059-1600[ 317 38.6% 0.78 [0.56-1.09]   520 38.6% 2.27 [1.65-3.12]  
  < 1059 307 40.9% 0.95 [0.68-1.33]   546 41.7% 2.40 [1.73-3.33]  
Education level
  Tertiary 536 36.4% - - 0.0002 811 19.9%    < 0.0001
  Secondary 497 44.4% 1.40 [1.08-1.80]   786 42.5% 2.60 [2.08-3.27]  
  None or primary 147 56.1% 2.12 [1.45-3.09]   245 56.7% 6.12 [4.47-8.38]  
Socio-occupational groups
  Executives. managers 339 41.7% - - < 0.0001 338 22.0% - - < 0.0001
  Never employed 70 7.0% 0.15 [0,07-0,35]   184 28.7% 1.93 [1,27-2,92]  
  Tradespeople. shop and market salespeople 76 51.1% 1.46 [0,88-2,42]   45 30.6% 2.08 [1,06-4,06]  
  Intermediate occupations 221 36.5% 1.01 [0,71-1,43]   447 28.9% 1.54 [1,10-2,16]  
  Employees 166 50.1% 1.39 [0,95-2,04]   719 41.6% 2.69 [1,95-3,72]  
  Workers 306 47.7% 1.34 [0,97-1,85]   108 50.7% 3.82 [2,36-6,17]  
Having had children
  Yes 746 50.2% - - < 0.0001 1320 38.7% - - < 0.0001
  No 431 26.9% 0.40 [0.31-0.52]   503 18.7% 0.40 [0.31-0.51]  
Parental nationality
  Both French 824 39.2% - - 0.01 1235 28.7% - - < 0.0001
  Sub-Saharan African 63 27.7% 0.59 [0.34-1.04]   105 51.7% 1.96 [1.29-2.97]  
  Middle Eastern/North African 120 47.8% 1.26 [0.85-1.86]   176 51.4% 2.17 [1.56-3.03]  
  Asian 29 38.9% 1.30 [0.61-2.77]   40 23.2% 0.59 [0.27-1.26]  
  Western European/North American 69 55.5% 1.80 [1.09-2.97]   100 33.5% 1.18 [0.76-1.82]  
  One French and one foreign parent 49 56.4% 2.01 [1.11-3.64]   88 36.9% 1.21 [0.76-1.91]  
  Other 21 46.8% 1.52 [0.63-3.67]   76 33.5% 1.32 [0.81-2.14]  
Proportion of life time spent in France
  Less than 50% 169 27.4% - - < 0.0001 269 34.1% - - 0.0006
  50% to 99% 315 51.2% 2.43 [1.63-3.61]   387 39.8% 1.37 [0.99-1.90]  
  100% 691 40.1% 1.49 [1.04-2.15]   1162 30.0% 0.85 [0.64-1.13]  
  1. *weighted.
  2. ƗConsumption units.