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Table 2 Odds ratios for the likelihood of being overweight by socio-economic and lifestyle variables in men

From: Socio-economic and lifestyle factors associated with overweight in Flemish adult men and women

  BMI WC Combination BMI and WC
  N OR1 (95% CI) N OR1 (95% CI) N OR1 (95% CI)
Age 2595 1.04 p < 0.001 2595 1.06 p < 0.001 2054 1.06 p < 0.001
Alcohol consumption    p = 0.012    p = 0.032    p = 0.018
   Never 125 1.00 (ref.) 125 1.00 (ref.) 91 1.00 (ref.)
   1–3 drinks/day 1738 0.62 (0.41–0.94)* 1738 0.94 (0.62–1.43) 1379 0.71 (0.43–1.16)
   ≥ 4 drinks/week or WEday 596 0.78 (0.51–1.21) 596 1.19 (0.76–1.86) 474 0.92 (0.55–1.56)
   ≥ 4 drinks/every day 136 0.94 (0.54–1.63) 136 1.54 (0.89–2.67) 110 1.25 (0.66–2.37)
Smoking status    p < 0.001    p < 0.001    p < 0.001
   Never 1326 1.00 (ref.) 1326 1.00 (ref.) 1036 1.00 (ref.)
   Past 771 1.59 (1.30–1.96)*** 771 1.71 (1.40–2.10)*** 615 1.94 (1.54–2.44)***
   Current 498 0.88 (0.70–1.11) 498 1.08 (0.84–1.38) 403 0.96 (0.74–1.26)
Education    p < 0.001    p = 0.201    p = 0.017
   Primary 675 1.00 (ref.) 675 1.00 (ref.) 533 1.00 (ref.)
   Secondary 823 0.97 (0.77–1.23) 823 0.88 (0.70–1.11) 632 0.91 (0.70–1.19)
   College or university 1097 0.69 (0.55–0.87)** 1097 0.81 (0.64–1.02) 889 0.71 (0.54–0.92)**
Health related sports (h/week)    p = 0.080    p < 0.001    p = 0.009
   Tertile 1 (<0.62) 857 1.00 (ref.) 857 1.00 (ref.) 696 1.00 (ref.)
   Tertile 2 (0.62 – 4) 903 0.97 (0.79–1.19) 903 0.75 (0.60–0.93)** 703 0.82 (0.64–1.04)
   Tertile 3 (>4) 835 0.79 (0.63–0.99)* 835 0.61 (0.48–0.77)*** 655 0.66 (0.50–0.86)**
Total leisurte time PA (h/week)    p = 0.399    P = 0.235    p = 0.163
   Tertile 1 (<12.73) 863 1.00 (ref.) 863 1.00 (ref.) 687 1.00 (ref.)
   Tertile 2 (12.73 – 20.83) 863 0.87 (0.70–1.07) 863 0.83 (0.66–1.03) 683 0.78 (0.61–1.01)
   Tertile 3 (>20.83) 869 0.91 (0.72–1.15) 869 0.86 (0.68–1.10) 684 0.85 (0.64–1.12)
TV viewing (h/week)    p < 0.001    p < 0.001    p < 0.001
   Tertile 1 (<11) 820 1.00 (ref.) 820 1.00 (ref.) 657 1.00 (ref.)
   Tertile 2 (11 – 19) 931 1.58 (1.29–1.94)*** 931 1.45 (1.16–1.81)** 710 1.67 (1.31–2.13)***
   Tertile 3 (>19) 844 1.54 (1.24–1.92)*** 844 1.80 (1.43–2.27)*** 687 1.97 (1.52–2.54)***
  1. 1 Odds ratios adjusted for age and all other variables in the table, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001, WEday: weekend day