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Table 5 Factors associated with overweight/obesity among school children in Bahir Dar City North West Ethiopia, 2016, multivariable analysis (n = 616)

From: Overweight/obesity among school aged children in Bahir Dar City: cross sectional study

Variables Overweight or obesity COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Maternal level of education
 Secondary and above 54 263 3.93 (1.74,8.87)* 1.42 (0.53,3.83)
 Primary 12 146 1.57 (0.60, 4.11) 1.24 (0.42,3.69)
 No formal education 7 134 1.0  
Husband/partner occupation
 Private employed 31 290 1.44 (0.49,4.25) 1.05 (0.56,1.98)
 Formally employed 38 199 2.58 (0.88,7.54)* 1.90 (0.52,6.89)
 Daily laborer 4 54 1.00  
Fruit and vegetable intake
 Yes 11 336 1.00  
 No 62 207 9.15 (4.71,17.78)** 6.45 (3.19,13.06)**
Mode of transport
 Walking/Bicycle 38 468 1.00  
 Transportation 35 75 5.75 (3.42,9.67)** 2.53 (1.26,5.06)*
Fast food intake
 Yes 68 405 4.63 (1.83, 11.73)* 3.88 (1.42,10.55)*
  No 5 138 1.00  
Household wealth status
 Low income 7 199 1.00  
 Middle income 17 186 2.60 (1.05,6.41)* 1.83 (0.66,5.06)
 High income 49 158 8.82 (3.89,20.00)** 3.14 (1.17,8.46)*
Watching television
 Do not watch TV 3 86 1.00  
 Watching For < 1 h 5 144 1.00 (0.23,4.27) 0.45 (0.10,2.11)
 Watching For ≥1 h 65 313 5.95 (1.83,19.41)* 1.65 (0.45,6.10)
Type of school
 Public 34 449 1.00  
 Private 39 94 5.48 (3.29,9.13)** 2.21 (1.09,4.49)*
Missing meal
 Yes 38 230 1.48 (0.91, 2.41) 1.11 (0.61,2.01)
 No 35 313 1.00  
Performing Moderate physical activity
 Yes 10 117 1.00  
 No 63 426 1.73 (0.86,3.48) 2.87 (1.21,6.82)*
Age of the child
 Age < 10 years 39 250 0.74 (0.46,1.21) 1.22 (0.66,2.56)
 Age ≥ 10 years 34 293 1.00  
  1. CI confidence interval, COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio
  2. *p-value < 0.05; **p-value< 0.001