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Table 5 Association of Obesity with Household Food Insecurity Status Among Mothers in Beirut, Lebanon 2015 (n = 378)

From: Household food insecurity is associated with a higher burden of obesity and risk of dietary inadequacies among mothers in Beirut, Lebanon

  Obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) At-Risk WC (≥80 cm)
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Model 1 (Unadjusted)a
 Household food insecurity   
  Food Secure (Reference) 1.0 1.0
  Food Insecure 2.43 (1.54–3.82) 1.77 (1.13–2.77)
Model 2 (Adjusted)b
 Household food insecurity   
  Food Secure (Reference) 1.0 1.0
  Food Insecure 1.73 (1.02–2.92) 1.48 (0.87–2.50)
  1. a Model 1 is unadjusted. Crude odds ratios are reported for obesity status (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) and at-risk WC (≥80 cm
  2. b Model 2 is adjusted for the following variables (number of children in household, mother’s age, crowding index, spouse’s employment status, mother’s employment status, spouse’s educational level, and mother’s educational level). Adjusted odds ratios are reported for obesity and at-risk WC