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Table 2 : Socioeconomic determinants of being overweight and obese among women in urban Bangladesh, 2014, BDHS

From: Socioeconomic correlates of overweight and obesity among ever-married urban women in Bangladesh

Variable Overweight and Obesity Crude Odds Ratio (95%CI) Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Yes (%) No (%)
Age
 15–19 11 (12.2) 79(87.8) 1 1
 20–29 148 (25.9) 424(74.1) 2.5 (1.3–4.8)a 2.1 (1.0–4.1)a
 30–39 249 (40.3) 369 (59.7) 4.8 (2.5–9.3)c 3.9 (1.9–7.7)c
 40–49 170 (40.4) 251 (59.6) 4.9 (2.5–9.4)c 4.3 (2.1–8.8)c
Highest educational Level
 No education 120(27.7) 313 (72.3) 1 1
 Primary 137(28.1) 350 (71.9) 1.0 (0.8–1.4) 1.1 (0.8–1.5)
 Secondary 160 (33.5) 317 (66.5) 1.3 (1.0–1.7) 1.2 (0.8–1.6)
 Higher 161 (53.0) 143 (47.0) 2.9 (2.2–4.0)c 1.7 (1.0–2.6)a
Current Marital Status
 Married 532 (35.4) 969 (64.6) 1 1
 Widowed 29 (31.5) 63 (68.5) 0.8 (0.5–1.3) 0.7 (0.5–1.2)
 Divorced 6 (16.7) 30 (83.3) 0.4 (0.2–0.9)a 0.4 (0.2–1.1)
 No longer 11 (15.3) 61 (84.7) 0.3 (0.2–0.6)c 0.4 (0.2–0.8)a
 Living together/
 separated
Parity
 No children 33 (22.5) 114 (77.5) 1 1
 1–2 children 340 (36.1) 601 (63.9) 2.0 (1.3–2.9)c 1.5 (0.9–2.3)
 3–4 children 151 (33.0) 307 (67.0) 1.7 (1.1–2.6)a 1.3 (0.8–2.2)
 5+ children 54 (34.8) 101 (65.2) 1.8 (1.1–3.1)a 1.6 (0.9–3.0)
Working Status
 No working 31 (27.2) 83 (72.8) 1 1
 White-collar 164 (46.5) 189 (53.5) 2.3 (1.5–3.7) 1.2 (0.7–2.0)
 Manual 327(32.6) 676 (67.4) 1.3 (0.8–2.0) 1.2 (0.8–1.9)
 Other 56 (24.2) 175 (75.8) 0.9 (0.5–1.4) 0.8 (0.5–1.4)
Wealth Index
 Poorest 29 (17.5) 137 (82.5) 1 1
 Poorer 34 (29.1) 83 (70.9) 1.9 (1.1–3.4)b 1.9 (1.1–3.5)a
 Middle 79 (30.3) 182 (69.7) 2.1 (1.3–3.3)c 2.3 (1.4–3.8)c
 Richer 150 (29.0) 367 (71.0) 1.9 (1.2–3.0)c 2.4 (1.5–3.8)c
 Richest 286 (44.7) 354 (55.3) 3.8 (2.5–5.9)c 4.1 (2.5–6.7)c
Region of Residence
 Barisal 62 (36.5) 108 (63.5) 1 1
 Chittagong 78 (29.8) 184 (70.2) 0.7 (0.5–1.1) 0.8 (0.5–1.2)
 Dhaka 130 (30.95) 290 (69.05) 0.8 (0.5–1.1) 0.8 (0.5–1.2)
 Khulna 102 (37.5) 170 (62.5) 1.0 (0.7–1.6) 1.2 (0.8–1.8)
 Rajshahi 100 (39.1) 156 (60.9) 1.1 (0.7–1.7) 1.4 (0.9–2.1)
 Rangpur 74 (36.8) 127 (63.2) 1.0 (0.7–1.6) 1.1 (0.7–1.8)
 Sylhet 32 (26.7) 88 (73.3) 0.6 (0.4–1.1) 0.8 (0.4–1.3)
  1. asignificant at 0.05
  2. bsignificant at 0.01
  3. csignificant at 0.001