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Table 4 Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for BMI obesity, waist circumference (WC) abdominal obesity and body fat percentage (BF%) obesity, obtained by weighted logistic regression.

From: Risk of obesity in immigrants compared with Swedes in two deprived neighbourhoods

Sociodemographic variables BMI Obesity WC Abdominal obesity BF% obesity
Country of origin    
- Swedish 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
- Other European origin 2.79 (1.06–7.36) 1.96 (0.75–5.10) 1.11 (0.36–3.42)
- Middle Eastern origin 3.10 (1.51–6.40) 1.63 (0.82–3.26) 2.22 (1.15–4.28)
Age (years)    
- continuous and centred 1.03 (1.01–1.06) 1.06 (1.03–1.08) 1.03 (1.00–1.05)
Gender    
- Male 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
- Female 1.23 (0.70–2.16) 2.15 (1.21–3.81) 1.34 (0.76–2.36)
Economic difficulties in the past year    
- No 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
- Yes, once 1.32 (0.62–2.78) 1.54 (0.70–3.26) 0.59 (0.25–1.40)
- Yes, several times 2.12 (1.00–4.54) 2.29 (1.07–4.93) 1.82 (0.87–3.81)
Education    
- Low 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
- Intermediate/high 0.73 (0.38–1.40) 0.81 (0.43–1.52) 1.06 (0.55–2.05)
Duration of residence in neighbourhood (years)    
- 0–4 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
- 5–9 1.42 (0.66–3.08) 1.58 (0.71–3.51) 2.10 (0.96–4.58)
- 10- 0.74 (0.37–1.47) 0.74 (0.37–1.49) 1.00 (0.49–2.04)