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Table 3 Factors associated with body mass index (BMI, in kg/m 2 ) and overweight (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m 2 ) in multivariate analysis by age group in women, 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

  Women 18-34 years old (n = 522) Women 35-54 years old (n = 679) Women 55 years old and over (n = 614)
  Body Mass Index Body Mass Index ≥25 kg/m2 Body Mass Index Body Mass Index ≥25 kg/m2 Body Mass Index Body Mass Index ≥ 25 kg/m2
  Mean BMI Adjusted coef. 95% Cl p OP* aOR 95% Cl p Mean BMI Adjusted coef. 95% Cl p OP* aOR. 95% Cl p Mean BMI Adjusted coef. 95% Cl p OP* aOR 95% Cl p
Monthly household income (quartile, in € CU Ɨ )
> 2362 21.29 - Ref. 0.58 9.8 - Ref. 0.70 22.82 - Ref. 0.79 20.6 - Ref. 0.79 23.51 - Ref. 0.021 28.0 - Ref. 0.016
1600-2362 22.50 0.77 [-0.53-2.07]   21.2 1.82 [0.66-5.01]   22.97 -0.47 [-1.55-0.61]   22.6 0.78 [0.40-1.49]   25.12 1.05 [-0.07-2.17]   44.9 1.71 [1.02-2.87]  
[1059-1600] 21.80 0.79 [-0.49-2.07]   23.2 1.76 [0.64-4.82]   24.32 -0.05 [1.18-1.08]   36.8 1.00 [0.52-1.92]   26.65 1.89 [0.69-3.09]   59.4 2.39 [1.38-4.14]  
< 1059 23.20 0.48 [-0.90-1.86]   29.6 1.74 [0.61-4.97]   25.56 -0.09 [-1.33-1.15]   48.9 0.92 [0.46-1.85]   26.69 1.57 [0.17-2.96]   53.1 1.54 [0.81-2.91]  
Education level
Tertiary 21.88 - Ref. 0.0033 16.5 - Ref. 0.03 22.73 - Ref. 0.000 20.7 - Ref. 0.0022 23.79 - Ref. 0.017 30.2 - Ref. 0.68
Secondary 23.92 1.54 [0.64-2.44]   34.0 2.02 [1.16-3.52]   24.82 1.39 [0.46-2.31]   41.5 1.97 [1.20-3.24]   25.54 0.97 [-0.08-2.03]   47.8 1.63 [1.00-2.65]  
None or primary 24.30 2.08 [-1.13-5.29]   42.9 3.65 [0.62-21.58]   27.44 3.28 [1.87-4.69]   65.7 3.52 [1.69-7.31]   27.15 1.90 [0.60-3.21]   62.1 2.36 [1.30-4.28]  
Socio occupational groups
Executives. managers 21.55 - Ref. 0.81 11.0 - Ref. 0.74 22.54 - Ref. 0.74 17.9 - Ref. 0.70 23.79 - Ref. 0.57 31.7 - Ref. 0.90
Never employed 22.34 0.02 [-1.38-1.43]   23.3 1.42 [0.50-4.02]   26.20 0.63 [-1.32-2.58]   61.8 2.05 [0.71-5.91]   25.51 -0.84 [-2.89-1.22]   50.0 0.77 [0.60-1.76]  
Tradespeople. shop and market sales people 22.49 0.61 [-0.58-1.81]   33.3 1.87 [0.76-4.61]   23.17 0.31 [-0.75-1.36]   29.4 1.30 [0.69-2.47]   24.76 0.15 [-1.00-1.30]   41.7 1.03 [0.60-1.76]  
Intermediate occupations 23.33 0.58 [-4.11-5.28]   22.0 2.22 [0.14-34.09]   23.42 0.21 [-1.97-2.39]   25.3 1.40 [0.42-4.64]   25.16 -0.57 [-2.76-1.62]   40.2 0.71 [0.26-1.94]  
Employees 23.57 0.36 [-0.97-1.68]   30.4 1.51 [0.57-3.97]   24.92 0.63 [-0.58-1.84]   41.7 1.49 [0.74-3.01]   26.35 0.49 [-0.79-1.76]   54.8 0.71 [0.62-1.99]  
Workers 23.03 -0.43 [-2.65-1.80]   25.0 0.98 [0.22-4.36]   26.44 1.47 [-0.30-3.24]   56.1 2.19 [0.84-5.73]   27.44 0.97 [-0.92-2.86]   59.6 1.17 [0.50-2.75]  
Having had children
Yes 23.72 - Ref. 0.0005 32.0 - Ref. <0.01 24.46 - Ref. 0.025 38.1 - Ref. 0.012 25.69 - Ref. 0.041 48.7 - Ref. 0.040
No 21.82 -1.37 [-2.14-0.60]   16.3 0.47 [0.29-0.77]   22.59 -1.05 [1.96--1.13]   17.1 0.48 [0.27-0.85]   24.31 -0.99 [-1.95--0.04]   35.3 0.63 [0.40-0.98]  
Parental nationality
Both French 22.23 - Ref. 0.090 19.6 19.6 - Ref. 0.047 23.46 Ref. 0.011 27.3 - Ref. 0.042 25.17 - Ref. 0.71 43.4 - Ref. 0.31
Sub-Saharan African 24.48 0.98 [-0.48-2.44]   35.4 1.01 [0.44-2.31]   26.80 2.00 [0.49-3.50]   62.8 3.07 [1.42-6.67]   28.51 0.97 [-3.02-4.96]   66.7 1.81 [0.28-11.84]  
Middle Eastern/ North African 24.14 1.14 [-0.04-2.32]   43.1 2.00 [1.02-3.91]   26.15 1.54 [0.40-2.68]   53.3 2.04 [1.14-3.65]   27.97 1.20 [-1.46-3.85]   76.2 4.31 [1.06-17.49]  
Asian 21.75 -1.26 [-2.14-1.57]   9.5 0.25 [0.05-1.22]   24.34 -0.19 [-2.59-2.22]   42.9 1.35 [0.41-4.50]   23.91 -1.71 [-5.92-2.51]   20.0 0.36 [0.49-3.04]  
Western European/ North American 22.69 -0.29 [-2.14-1.57]   25.0 0.92 [0.30-2.85]   23.68 -0.79 [-2.08-0.50]   32.7 0.81 [0.41-1.61]   25.78 -0.46 [-2.47-1.55]   52.0 1.22 [0.49-3.04]  
One French and one foreign parent 23.09 0.36 [-1.18-1.89]   24.1 0.98 [0.38-2.50]   24.66 0.97 [-0.72-2.66]   33.3 1.32 [0.54-3.21]   25.49 0.49 [-0.65-3.25]   61.5 1.98 [0.79-4.97]  
Other 22.09 -0.92 [-2.61-0.77]   13.8 0.37 [0.11-1.22]   24.52 0.79 [-1.26-2.85]   42.9 2.42 [0.82-7.11]   27.32 1.30 [-0.65-3.25]   61.5 1.98 [0.79-4.79]  
Proportion of life time spent in France
Less than 50% 23.20 - Ref. 0.97 29.9 - Ref. 0.89 24.98 - Ref. 0.16 40.4 - Ref. 0.011 26.66 - Ref. 0.035 53.9 - Ref. 0.32
50% to 99% 22.75 0.06 [-1.20-1.32]   22.1 0.83 [0.38-1.80]   25.09 0.75 [-0.31-1.81]   47.3 2.15 [1.22-3.76]   26.25 0.91 [-1.37-3.18]   50.4 2.08 [0.68-6.35]  
100% 22.58 0.13 [-0.92-1.19]   22.1 0.88 [0.47-1.67]   23.46 0.00 [-1.11-1.11]   27.0 1.30 [0.72-2.35]   25.08 -0.37 [-2.70-1.95]   44.1 1.64 [0.53-5.07]  
  1. *Overweight prevalence (%).
  2. ƗConsumption units.