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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression models showing ORs for modification of the effect of having bridging social capitala on overweight (BMI > 25) and obesity (BMI > 30), by educational level

From: How does bridging social capital relate to health-behavior, overweight and obesity among low and high educated groups? A cross-sectional analysis of GLOBE-2014

 Bonding social capitalaBridging social capitalaORs (95% CI) for bridging capital within educational groups
Overweight
 EducationN overweight vs. N no overweightORb(95% CI)N overweight vs. N no overweightORb(95% CI)ORc(95% CI)
 High355 vs. 6981.00 123 vs. 1801.18(0.89–1.55)1.15(0.86–1.52)
 Medium201 vs. 1751.92***(1.49–2.48)150 vs. 1421.77***(1.34–2.34)0.87(0.63–1.22)
 Low209 vs. 1152.42***(1.80–3.24)165 vs. 1281.78***(1.32–2.39)0.73(0.52–1.03)
Obesity
 EducationN obesity vs.
N no obesity
ORb(95% CI)N obesity vs.
N no obesity
ORb(95% CI)ORc(95% CI)
 High70 vs. 8801.00 28 vs. 2551.25(0.80–1.96)1.24(0.78–1.96)
 Medium58 vs. 2922.00***(1.38–2.90)46 vs. 2272.01***(1.34–3.01)0.97(0.63–1.51)
 Low85 vs. 2422.65***(1.79–3.92)52 vs. 2361.53(0.99–2.36)0.58*(0.38–0.88)
  1. * = p < .050, ** = p < .010, *** = p < .001
  2. a Bridging social capital was measured with the question: “How many of your close friends have the same educational level as you have?”. Bridging social capital was coded as ‘1 = bridging’ for those who answered ‘about half’, ‘some’, or ‘none of my friends’, and ‘0 = bonding’ for those who answered ‘all’ or ‘most of my friends’
  3. b Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals regressing the outcomes on the ‘education x capital’-variable and confounders (sex, age, employment status, country of birth, living with a partner, children in household, father’s education, mother’s education)
  4. c Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals regressing the outcomes on bridging social capital and confounders, stratified on educational level.- Measures on multiplicative scale regarding overweight: OR for education medium* bridging capital = 0.80 (95% CI 0.53–1.22), P = 0.301; OR for education low * bridging capital: = 0.65 (95% CI 0.42–0.99), P = 0.047.- Measures on multiplicative scale regarding obesity: OR for education medium* bridging capital = 0.81 (95% CI 0.44–1.49), P = 0.490; OR for education low * bridging capital: = 0.46 (95% CI 0.25–0.85), P = 0.013