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Table 5 Age at arrival in Australia by BMI and Odds Overweight/Obesity, men and women

From: Ethnic differences in overweight and obesity and the influence of acculturation on immigrant bodyweight: evidence from a national sample of Australian adults

  BMI Odds Overweight/Obesity
  Model 1a Model 2b Model 3c Model 4d Model 1a Model 2b Model 3c Model 4d
  Coeff 95 % CI Coeff 95 % CI Coeff 95 % CI Coeff 95 % CI OR 95 % CrI OR 95 % CrI OR 95 % CrI OR 95 % CrI
Men (FB only)
  ≥ 25 years (arr. as adult) Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
 18–24 years (arr. as young adult) −0.08 (−0.81, 0.64) 0.23 (−0.49, 0.95) 0.07 (−0.66, 0.79) −0.08 (−0.80, 0.64) 1.01 (0.78, 1.30) 1.23 (0.90, 1.71) 1.11 (0.84, 1.47) 1.07 (0.81, 1.42)
 12–17 years (arr. as adolescent) 1.20 (0.20, 2.21) 1.86 (0.85, 2.88) 1.92 (0.91, 2.94) 2.01 (1.03, 3.06) 1.42 (0.98, 2.08) 2.31 (1.43, 3.88) 2.09 (1.38, 3.18) 2.09 (1.38, 3.18)
 0–11 years (arr. as young child) 0.63 (0.01, 1.26) 1.23 (0.58, 1.89) 1.19 (0.53, 1.86) 1.27 (0.59, 1.95) 1.28 (1.02, 1.62) 1.92 (1.42, 2.66) 1.78 (1.37, 2.33) 1.65 (1.26, 2.16)
Women (FB only)
  ≥ 25 years (arr. as adult) Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
 18–24 years (arr. as young adult) −0.38 (−1.17, 0.40) 0.36 (−0.42, 1.14) 0.42 (−0.36, 1.20) 0.17 (−0.61, 0.94) 0.90 (0.71, 1.15) 1.15 (0.90, 1.48) 1.18 (0.91, 1.53) 1.05 (0.81, 1.37)
 12–17 years (arr. as adolescent) 0.29 (−0.78, 1.35) 0.57 (−0.47, 1.61) 0.53 (−0.50, 1.56) 0.30 (−0.73, 1.32) 1.08 (0.78, 1.50) 1.22 (0.88, 1.72) 1.22 (0.86, 1.72) 1.08 (0.76, 1.52)
 0–11 years (arr. as young child) 1.25 (0.53, 1.96) 2.17 (1.45, 2.90) 2.16 (1.44, 2.89) 1.67 (0.92, 2.42) 1.24 (0.99, 1.55) 1.73 (1.38, 2.19) 1.77 (1.39, 2.27) 1.45 (1.12, 1.86)
  1. Abbreviations: Arr arrived, BMI body mass index, Coeff coefficient, CI confidence interval, CrI credible interval, FB foreign born, OR odds ratio
  2. aBase model, no adjustment. bAdjusted for age. cAdjusted for age, area remoteness, education, occupation, household income, neighbourhood disadvantage. dAdjusted for age, area remoteness, education, occupation, household income, neighbourhood disadvantage, country of birth. Bold p < 0.05