Table 3

Odds ratios (OR) for multiple logistic regression analysis model of factors affecting prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and young adults in England

FactorsMalesFemales
OverweightObesityOverweightObesity
OR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
Odds ratios from multiple logistic regression model. All odds ratios calculated using sample weights.
*Baseline group for adjusted odds ratios for categorical variables.
Age (continuous)1.012(0.997 to 1.037)0.997(0.961 to 1.034)0.997(0.979 to 1.016)1.006(0.977 to 1.036)
Social class
    I & II*1111
    IIIn1.09(0.77 to 1.54)0.81(0.40 to 1.66)0.91(0.66 to 1.26)0.80(0.48 to 1.35)
    IIIm1.03(0.80 to 1.34)1.23(0.78 to 1.94)1.01(0.77 to 1.31)0.62(0.40 to 0.96)
    IV&V0.93(0.70 to 1.22)1.24(0.77 to 2.01)1.07(0.81 to 1.42)0.62(0.39 to 1.00)
Ethnic group
    General population*1111
    Afro-Caribbean1.11(0.80 to 1.56)0.87(0.46 to 1.64)1.73(1.29 to 2.33)2.74(1.74 to 4.31)
    Indian1.55(1.12 to 2.17)1.38(0.79 to 2.42)1.07(0.74 to 1.53)0.39(0.17 to 0.86)
    Pakistani1.36(1.01 to 1.83)1.53(0.94 to 2.51)1.22(0.91 to 1.64)1.71(1.06 to 2.76)
    Bangladeshi0.58(0.40 to 0.86)0.49(0.25 to 0.94)0.99(0.67 to 1.46)1.25(0.66 to 2.37)
    Chinese0.58(0.35 to 0.96)0.74(0.31 to 1.77)0.52(0.29 to 0.91)0.08(0.01 to 0.56)
    Irish0.81(0.54 to 1.20)0.57(0.28 to 1.17)1.17(0.84 to 1.63)1.49(0.83 to 2.68)