Table 3 : Adjusted odds ratios for overweight and obesity in 25-64 years old men in Benin in
2008: multivariate analysis.


Characteristics OR OR

  Overweight IC95% P Obese IC95% P

Age group               0.0088

25-34 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- --
35-44 1.65 1.16 2.35 0.005 2.00 1.0 3.99 0.047
45-54 1.43 0.96 2.14 0.078 2.86 1.40 5.82 0.004
55-64 1.12 0.76 1.64 0.563 1.66 0.76 3.60 0.199

Education level               0.0000

Illiterate 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- --
Primary level 1.68 1.23 2.29 0.001 1.60 0.86 2.97 0.130
High school/University 2.56 1.81 3.61 0.000 4.71 2.42 9.17 0.000

Occupation               0.0001

Civil servant 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- --
Private employee 0.79 0.37 1.68 0.544 0.72 0.21 2.51 0.608
Independent 0.40 0.23 0.69 0.001 0.29 0.11 0.73 0.008
Apprentice 1.19 0.22 6.47 0.836 0.38 0.06 2.46 0.313
Student 0.15 0.04 0.66 0.011 0.02 0.01 0.14 0.000
Housewife 0.23 0.10 0.55 0.001 0.46 0.08 2.56 0.375
Retired 0.55 0.21 1.49 0.245 0.97 0.24 3.82 0.964
Unemployed 0.61 0.17 2.24 0.463 0.36 0.06 2.01 0.245
Other 0.04 0.01 0.32 0.003 0.24 0.03 2.27 0.216

Dwelling               0.0000

Urban 2.07 1.55 2.75 0.000 3.56 2.14 5.94 0.000
Rural 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- --

Departments               0.0000

Atacora 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- --
Atlantique 1.53 0.84 2.79 0.162 0.46 0.16 1.33 0.155
Alibori 1.20 0.69 2.08 0.515 0.79 0.25 2.45 0.695
Zou 1.23 0.72 2.10 0.443 0.64 0.22 1.82 0.404
Littoral 2.41 1.43 4.07 0.001 3.97 1.71 9.23 0.001
Mono 1.28 0.62 2.63 0.496 1.94 0.67 5.59 0.215
Oueme 1.74 1.02 3.04 0.048 1.08 0.38 3.02 0.881
Couffo 1.35 0.79 2.33 0.267 1.39 0.54 3.56 0.484
Collines 2.06 1.21 3.53 0.008 2.76 1.10 6.87 0.029
Borgou 1.09 0.64 1.84 0.746 1.10 0.43 2.77 0.834
Plateau 0.83 0.47 1.44 0.511 0.77 0.28 2.12 0.627
Donga 0.72 0.37 1.39 0.334 0.36 0.07 1.84 0.224

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