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Table 4 Likelihood of Increasing or Decreasing Weight between 1999 and 2001

From: Smoking, drinking and body weight after re-employment: does unemployment experience and compensation make a difference?

a: Likelihood of Increasing Weight between 1999 and 2001
  Frequency Sig. OR 95.0% C.I.
  Total = 3,331    Lower Upper
Employment status in 2000      
Continuously employed 3,205   1   
Unemployed with compensation 48 0.77 0.9 0.51 1.64
Unemployed without compensation 78 0.25 0.8 0.48 1.21
BMI in 1999 3,331 <.001 1 0.94 0.97
Education      
Less than high school 210   1   
High School 947 0.73 1 0.7 1.29
More than high school 1,359 0.77 1.1 0.77 1.42
Missing 815 0.69 0.9 0.68 1.29
Marital status      
Married or partner 2,213   1   
Single living alone 419 0.97 1 0.75 1.34
Widowed, sep. or divorced 699 0.75 1 0.75 1.23
Income level* 3,331 0.46 1 0.98 1.05
# household members 3,331 0.25 1 0.98 1.09
Female 652 0.06 1.3 0.99 1.6
Age 3,331 0.03 1 0.98 1
Race      
White 2,197 . 1   
African American 861 0.02 1.2 1.04 1.47
Other 273 0.72 1.1 0.8 1.39
Health Status      
Excellent 885   1   
Very good 1,255 0.38 1.1 0.91 1.29
Good 943 0.15 1.2 0.95 1.4
Fair/Poor 248 0.02 1.4 1.04 1.9
b: Likelihood of Decreasing Weight between 1999 and 2001
  Frequency Sig. OR 95.0% C.I.
  Total = 3,331    Lower Upper
Employment status in 2000      
Continuously employed 3,205 . 1   
Unemployed with compensation 48 0.4 1.3 0.71 2.38
Unemployed without compensation 78 0.02 1.7 1.09 2.76
BMI in 1999 3,331 <.001 1.1 1.05 1.09
Education      
Less than high school 210   1   
High School 947 0.27 0.8 0.6 1.15
More than high school 1,359 0.14 0.8 0.57 1.09
Missing 815 0.94 1 0.7 1.38
Marital status      
Married or partner 2,213   1   
Single living alone 419 0.72 0.9 0.69 1.3
Widowed, sep. or divorced 699 0.28 1.2 0.89 1.51
Income level* 3,331 0.6 1 0.95 1.03
# household members 3,331 0.05 0.9 0.88 1
Female 652 0.02 0.7 0.56 0.95
Age 3,331 0.04 1 1 1.02
Race      
White 2,197   1   
African American 861 0.48 1.1 0.88 1.3
Other 273 0.15 1.2 0.93 1.67
Health Status      
Excellent 885   1   
Very good 1,255 0.1 0.9 0.7 1.03
Good 943 0.44 0.9 0.74 1.14
Fair/Poor 248 0.2 0.8 0.58 1.12
  1. * The income variable used was the total household post-government income created for use in the Cross-National Equivalent File[38]. This represents the combined income after taxes and government transfers. A Box-Cox transformation was performed on this variable to normalize it.