Table 3

Results of multivariable-adjusted Poisson regression on seropositivity of HSV2 by obesity or abdominal obesity for adult men and women, separately, NHANES 1999–2012

ObesityAbdominal obesity
NaPR*LLULNaPR*LLUL
MenMen
Overall52270.960.811.13Overall52270.990.851.14
CohortCohort
 1983–86†4310.550.231.34 1963–66 or 1975–78‡14430.860.641.17
 Other birth cohorts47961.050.881.24 Other birth cohorts37841.281.171.54
WomenWomen
Overall44411.040.911.19Overall44411.130.991.28
CohortCohort
 1959–62 or 1991–92§4170.870.601.25 1991–92¶51******
 Other birth cohorts40241.151.001.32 1951–199043901.241.091.41
PeriodPeriod
 2003–2006††11691.321.001.74 1999–2002‡‡18011.411.121.78
 Other time periods32721.020.881.18 2003–201226400.990.851.16
  • *Adjusted for time period, birth cohort, race/ethnicity, college education, marital status, annual household income, health insurance coverage, history of symptomatic genital herpes, cumulative smoking ≥100 pieces of cigarettes, number of lifetime sex partners ≥5.

  • †p Value for interaction=0.06.

  • ‡p Value for interaction=0.02.

  • §p Value for interaction=0.10.

  • ¶p Value for interaction=0.28.

  • **Non-convergence of the model.

  • ††p Value for interaction=0.08.

  • ‡‡p Value for interaction=0.01.

  • aPR, adjusted prevalence ratio; HSV2, herpes simplex virus 2; LL, lower limit of 95% CI; NHANES, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey; UL, upper limit of 95% CI.