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Table 2 Baseline BMI/obesity and rate of MDD-S/MDD-R at follow-up (N = 964)

From: The prospective association between obesity and major depression in the general population: does single or recurrent episode matter?

Parameter Major depressive disorder (MDD)
MDD-S OR (95%CI) (N = 772) a MDD-R OR (95%CI) (N = 886) b
Body Mass Index (BMI)   
Crude model 0.97 (0.88; 1.07) 1.36 (1.17; 1.59)
Adjusted Modelc 0.98 (0.89; 1.07) 1.32 (1.11; 1.57)
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2)   
Non obese Ref. Ref.
Obese (Crude) 0.75 (0.26; 2.20) 15.17 (1.57; 146.98)
Obese (adjusted)c 0.75 (0.25; 2.30) 11.63 (1.05; 128.60)
  1. OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval; OR of BMI represent the effect of an increase of ‘1’ of the BMI; ; MDD-S/MDD-R, major depressive disorder- single/recurrent episode; aDuring prospective analyses, 192/964 (20%) individuals with a lifetime diagnosis of MDD-S/MDD-R at baseline were excluded; b78/964 (8%) individuals with MDD-R at baseline were excluded during analysis. cAdjusted for age, sex, marital status, education, exercise and smoking status.