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Table 2 Associations (odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) between participant characteristics and overweight/obesity stratified by gender

From: Associations of socio-demographic factors with adiposity among immigrants in Norway: a secondary data analysis

  Men   Women
  Odds Ratio (95% CI)   Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Age-groups   Age-groups  
16–24 1 16–24 1
25–44 2.9 (2.3–3.8) 25–44 2.9 (1.9–4.5)
45–66 5.2 (3.3–6.8) 45–66 6.4 (4.0–10.4)
Country of origin   Country of origin  
Vietnam 1 Vietnam 1
Turkey 5.2 (3.2–8.3) Somalia 13.1 (7.4–23.1)
Poland 4.2 (2.7–6.1) Iraq 8.6 (4.9–14.9)
Bosnia 4.1 (2.6–6.5) Pakistan 7.5 (4.2–13.4)
Kosovo 3.9 (2.5–6.1) Kosovo 7.0 (4.1–12.1)
Pakistan 3.5 (2.2–5.5) Turkey 6.8 (4.0–11.6)
Iraq 2.7 (1.7–4.2) Poland 5.7 (3.2–10.2)
Iran 2.4 (1.5–3.6) Afghanistan 5.5 (3.0–10.1)
Sri Lanka 2.1 (1.3–3.2) Bosnia 4.8 (2.8–8.2)
Afghanistan 1.2 (0.8–1.8) Sri Lanka 4.5 (2.7–7.6)
Somalia 1.0 (0.6–1.6) Iran 4.3 (2.5–7.3)
Eritrea 0.9 (0.6–1.4) Eritrea 3.8 (2.2–6.5)
Marital status   Marital status  
Single 1 Single 1
Cohabitant/Married 3.0 (2.5–3.7) Cohabitant/Married 1.9 (1.4–2.6)
Widowed/Divorced/Separated 2.4 (1.7–3.5) Widowed/Divorced/Separated 1.9 (1.3–2.9)
Education   Education  
< 10 years 1 < 10 years 1
10 years 0.9 (0.7–1.7) 10 years 1.1 (0.8–1.5)
13 years 1.4 (1.1–1.8) 13 years 1.1 (0.76–1.5)
University 1.3 (1.0–1.7) University 0.7 (0.5–1.0)
Length of residence   Length of residence  
<= 15 Years 1 <= 15 Years 1
> 15 years 1.2 (0.9–1.5) > 15 years 1.1 (0.9–1.5)
Self-reported diabetes   Self-reported diabetes  
No 1 No 1
yes 2.4 (1.6–3.6) yes 5.1 (2.6–10.0)
Physical Activity/week   Physical Activity/week  
Never 1 Never 1
< Once 1.1 (0.9–1.5) < Once 1.0 (0.7–1.3)
Once or more 1.2 (0.9–1.5) Once or more 0.8 (0.6–0.9)
Employment Status   Employment Status  
Employed 1 Employed 1
Not employed 1.1 (0.9–1.4) Not employed 1.3 (1.0–1.6)
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