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Table 3 Preference for end-digits in height: Swiss Health Surveys (SHS) 1992–2002, (N = 47,117).

From: End-digits preference for self-reported height depends on language

End-digit preference 0 or 5 2, 4, 6 or 8
  % OR LCI UCI % OR LCI UCI
Men 32.5 1    43.2 1   
Women 33.5 1.00 0.96 1.04 41.2 0.94 0.90 0.97
Age 15–30 y 35.1 1.11 1.05 1.18 39.0 0.84 0.79 0.89
Age 31–45 y 32.5 1.06 1.00 1.12 41.3 0.90 0.86 0.95
Age 46–59 y 31.3 1    43.9 1   
Age 60+y 33.7 1.09 1.03 1.15 43.8 1.01 0.96 1.07
No secondary or tertiary education 37.9 1.29 1.21 1.38 39.7 0.91 0.86 0.97
Secondary education 32.0 1.08 1.02 1.14 42.7 0.99 0.94 1.04
Tertiary education 30.5 1    43.3 1   
Swiss nationals, German-speaking 30.3 1    44.4 1   
Swiss nationals, French-speaking 35.3 1.24 1.18 1.3 39.9 0.84 0.80 0.88
Swiss nationals, Italian-speaking 39.6 1.50 1.38 1.63 36.9 0.73 0.68 0.80
German1 nationals 29.2 0.98 0.85 1.13 44.4 0.98 0.86 1.12
French nationals 40.6 1.61 1.33 1.95 35.9 0.70 0.58 0.85
Italian nationals 44.1 1.73 1.58 1.89 35.0 0.69 0.63 0.76
Other nationals 37.8 1.34 1.24 1.46 38.4 0.83 0.76 0.90
BMI <18.5 35.7 1.07 0.98 1.18 40.8 1.03 0.94 1.13
BMI 18.5–24 33.1 1    41.5 1   
BMI 25–29 32.8 0.99 0.94 1.03 43.4 1.03 0.99 1.08
BMI ≥ 30 31.9 0.94 0.87 1.02 43.5 1.05 0.97 1.13
Never-smokers 34.4 1    41.1 1   
Ex-smokers 31.4 0.90 0.86 0.94 43.5 1.09 1.04 1.13
Smokers 32.1 0.89 0.85 0.94 42.8 1.06 1.00 1.11
Survey 1992/93 34.7 1.12 1.07 1.17 41.8 0.99 0.95 1.04
Survey 1997 32.8 1.01 0.96 1.06 42.0 1.01 0.96 1.06
Survey 2002 32.0 1    42.4 1   
  1. 1 including nationals of Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein
  2. Proportions (%) and odds ratios (OR, adjusted for all other listed variables), with upper (UCI) and lower (LCI) 95% confidence interval.