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Table 4 Factors associated with body mass index (overweight and obesity) based on a multinomial analysis

From: Prevalence and predictors of overweight and obesity among women in the Gaza strip-Palestine: a cross-sectional study

VariablesOverweight (n = 123)Obesity (n = 106)
OR(95%CI)P-valueOR(95.0% CI)P-value
Age (year)
  ≤ 2611
 27–331.80(0.91, 3.56)0.0922.21(0.97,5.02)0.057
  > 332.70(1.06, 6.86)0.038*5.72(2.07,15.78)0.001*
Educational level
 Low11
 Medium0.56(0.29,1.08)0.0860.31(0.15,0.64)0.001*
 High0.80(0.35,1.83)0.6000.32(0.12,0.82)0.017*
Monthly income NIS (1$ = 3.9NIS)
  < 100011
 1000–20002.58(1.40, 4.74)0.002*2.36(1.21,4.60)0.012*
  > 20002.64(1.20, 5.83)0.015*3.06(1.28,7.29)0.011*
Nutrition knowledge1.10(0.95, 1.22)0.2431.20(1.03,1.38)0.016*
  1. Adjusted weight gain for Overweight (BMI 25.0–29.9 kg/m2) or Obesity (BMI ≥30.0 kg/m2) vs. healthy weight (reference) associated with Sociodemographic and
  2. Lifestyle-related variables. *Statistically significant (p < 0.05)
  3. High Educational level: Diploma, university level, and master’s degree/PhD; Medium Educational level: secondary; Low Educational Level: elementary or below and preparatory