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Table 3 Odds ratios for the likelihood of being overweight by socio-economic and lifestyle variables in women

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 2308 1.04 P < 0.001 2308 1.06 p < 0.001 2019 1.06 p < 0.001
Alcohol consumption    P = 0.701    p = 0.177    p = 0.289
   Never 215 1.00 (ref.) 215 1.00 (ref.) 190 1.00 (ref.)
   1–3 drinks/day 1910 0.91 (0.67–1.24) 1910 0.84 (0.61–1.15) 1664 0.87 (0.62–1.22)
   ≥ 4 drinks/week or WEday 169 0.98 (0.62–1.55) 169 0.94 (0.59–1.50) 153 0.97 (0.59–1.60)
   ≥ 4 drinks/every day 14 1.59 (0.50–5.07) 14 2.63 (0.78–8.92) 12 2.65 (0.73–9.63)
Smoking status    P = 0.005    p = 0.053    p = 0.013
   Never 1603 1.00 (ref.) 1603 1.00 (ref.) 1394 1.00 (ref.)
   Past 338 1.06 (0.83–1.36) 338 1.15 (0.89–1.48) 295 1.14 (0.87–1.51)
   Current 367 0.66 (0.51–0.86)** 367 0.77 (0.59–1.00) 330 0.69 (0.52–0.92)*
Education    P < 0.001    p = 0.001    p < 0.001
   Primary 617 1.00 (ref.) 617 1.00 (ref.) 531 1.00 (ref.)
   Secondary 677 0.74 (0.59–0.94)* 677 0.74 (0.58–0.94)* 582 0.70 (0.54–0.91)**
   College or university 1014 0.56 (0.44–0.71)*** 1014 0.62 (0.48–0.80)*** 906 0.55 (0.42–0.72)***
Health related sports (h/week)    P = 0.013    p = 0.005    p = 0.002
   Tertile 1 (0) 772 1.00 (ref.) 772 1.00 (ref.) 687 1.00 (ref.)
   Tertile 2 (0 – 2.46) 776 0.87 (0.70–1.08) 776 0.92 (0.71–4.15) 686 0.86 (0.68–1.10)
   Tertile 3 (>2.46) 760 0.71 (0.57–0.89)** 760 0.69 (0.54–0.87)** 646 0.63 (0.49–0.82)***
Total leisurte time PA (h/week)    p = 0.114    p = 0.045    p = 0.041
   Tertile 1 (<22.49) 765 1.00 (ref.) 765 1.00 (ref.) 692 1.00 (ref.)
   Tertile 2 (22.49 – 39.56) 772 1.10 (0.88–1.38) 772 0.91 (0.72–1.14) 672 0.97 (0.76–1.25)
   Tertile 3 (>39.56) 771 1.29 (1.01–1.64)* 771 1.21 (0.94–1.54) 655 1.31 (1.00–1.72)*
TV viewing (h/week)    p = 0.079    p = 0.017    p = 0.010
   Tertile 1 (<9) 562 1.00 (ref.) 562 1.00 (ref.) 506 1.00 (ref.)
   Tertile 2 (9 – 18) 1014 1.29 (1.02–1.62)* 1014 1.41 (1.11–1.79)** 892 1.41 (1.09–1.82)*
   Tertile 3 (>18) 732 1.29 (0.99–1.67)* 732 1.35 (1.04–1.77)* 621 1.39 (1.04–1.86)*
  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