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Table 7 Odds of overweight or obesity in expectant parents 1 for different combinations of socio-demographic risk factors

From: A population-based study of overweight and obesity in expectant parents: socio-demographic patterns and within-couple associations

Nr Combination of factors      
  Education Occupation Area of residence No of risk factors N=4933 OR2Overweight3 N=3725 OR2Obesity4
       (95% CI)5   (95% CI)
      n   n  
1 University degree Employed/studying/parental leave/unpaid domestic work Urban 0 1637 1.0 1284 1.0
2 University degree Employed/studying/parental leave/unpaid domestic work Rural 1 299 1.4 (1.1-1.8) 225 1.7 (1.1-2.7)
3 University degree Unemployed/sick leave/retirement Urban 1 61 1.1 (0.6-1.9) 53 2.6 (1.3-5.2)
4 University degree Unemployed/sick leave/retirement Rural 2 15 0.9 (0.3-2.8) 13 1.2 (0.2-8.3)
5 Below university degree Employed/studying/parental leave/unpaid domestic work Urban 1 1851 1.8 (1.5-2.1) 1328 1.9 (1.5-2.5)
6 Below university degree Employed/studying/parental leave/unpaid domestic work Rural 2 832 2.2 (1.8-2.7) 620 3.9 (2.9-5.2)
7 Below university degree Unemployed/sick leave/retirement Urban 2 169 2.2 (1.6-3.1) 132 4.3 (2.7-6.9)
8 Below university degree Unemployed/sick leave/retirement Rural 3 69 1.6 (0.9-2.7) 70 6.5 (3.6-11.8)
  1. 1Analyses based on women’s pre-pregnancy BMI.
  2. 2Age adjusted OR.
  3. 3BMI 25.0-29.99.
  4. 4BMI ≥30.0.
  5. 5Statistical significance was defined as a 95% CI excluding 1.0.