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Table 4 Age adjusted odd ratios (95% confidence interval) for being overweight or obese based on body mass index, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio, with duration of education in men and women adults of urban Cameroon. Findings of the 2003 Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey

From: Anthropometry measures and prevalence of obesity in the urban adult population of Cameroon: an update from the Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey

  Men Women
Duration of Education n BMI≥25 WC≥0.90 WHR≥0.95 n BMI≥25 WC≥0.80 WHR≥0.85
<7 Years 732 Reference Reference Reference 1704 Reference Reference Reference
7–14 years 1779 1.94 (1.34 – 2.85) 2.31 (1.65 – 3.25) 1.38 (0.90 – 2.12) 2737 1.87 (1.44 – 2.42) 1.52 (1.19 – 1.93) 0.86 (0.71 – 1.04)
≥14 Years 1292 3.41 (2.15 – 5.41) 4.73 (3.17 – 7.00) 1.83 (1.23 – 2.74) 1235 2.23 (1.72 – 2.90) 1.88 (1.52 – 2.33) 0.69 (0.55 – 0.87)
  1. BMI: Body Mass Index. Overweight was defined as BMI between 25–29.9 and obesity as BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 in men and women. WC: Waist Circumference. Overweight was defined based on WC 94–101.9 cm and 80–87.9 in men and women respectively and obesity based on WC ≥ 102 cm in men and ≥ 88 cm in women. WHR: Waist-to-hip ratio was defined based on WHR 0.90–0.99 and WHR 0.80–0.84 in men and women respectively and obesity based on WHR ≥ 1 in men and ≥ 0.85 in women.