Table 4

Predictors of remission of overweight (body mass index of ≥23 kg/m2), among men and women

MenWomen
Number of events (n=170)UnadjustedAdjustedNumber of events (n=222)UnadjustedAdjusted
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Age (in years)
 18–24101.001.00151.001.00
 25–35401.15 (0.55 to 2.41)1.18 (0.48 to 2.91)590.95 (0.52 to 1.72)0.91 (0.49 to 1.68)
 36–49751.71 (0.85 to 3.46)1.95 (0.75 to 5.07)831.27 (0.71 to 2.26)1.11 (0.60 to 2.05)
 50+451.74 (0.84 to 3.62)2.11 (0.79 to 5.60)652.12 (1.17 to 3.84)*1.71 (0.89 to 3.30)
Marital status
 Never married161.001.0061.001.00
 Married1531.29 (0.74 to 2.24)0.86 (0.39 to 1.88)1780.63 (0.26 to 1.53)0.59 (0.23 to 1.52)
 Widow/widower/
 divorced/separated
10.63 (0.08 to 5.17)0.34 (0.04 to 3.22)381.16 (0.46 to 2.98)0.71 (0.26 to 1.97)
Highest grade of education attained
 Illiterate271.001.00901.001.00
 Grade 1–5210.60 (0.32 to 1.13)0.69 (0.35 to 1.35)350.62 (0.41 to 0.94)*0.66 (0.42 to 1.04)
 Grade 6–10640.56 (0.34 to 0.93)*0.76 (0.42 to 1.37)820.75 (0.54 to 1.03)0.82 (0.53 to 1.27)
 Grade 11+580.54 (0.32 to 0.90)*0.81 (0.42 to 1.56)150.55 (0.31 to 0.97)*0.52 (0.25 to 1.08)
Employment
 Unemployed291.001.001931.001.00
 Primary641.15 (0.71 to 1.85)0.96 (0.55 to 1.68)81.06 (0.50 to 2.25)0.69 (0.28 to 1.69)
 Secondary460.80 (0.48 to 1.33)0.67 (0.38 to 1.17)82.02 (0.92 to 4.45)1.57 (0.66 to 3.72)
 Tertiary310.77 (0.45 to 1.34)0.60 (0.32 to 1.11)131.81 (0.97 to 3.36)1.92 (0.97 to 3.79)
Social group
 Scheduled caste391.001.00371.001.00
 Scheduled tribe131.85 (0.89 to 3.85)1.80 (0.80 to 4.03)192.93 (1.58 to 5.44)*2.43 (1.21 to 4.91)*
 Other backward classes171.06 (0.57 to 2.00)1.03 (0.52 to 2.06)201.54 (0.86 to 2.77)1.69 (0.91 to 3.15)
 Other1010.70 (0.47 to 1.06)0.73 (0.45 to 1.20)1461.11 (0.76 to 1.63)1.17 (0.74 to 1.85)
Religion
 Hindu1281.001.001441.001.00
 Muslim or other420.84 (0.58 to 1.23)1.01 (0.64 to 1.61)780.97 (0.73 to 1.31)0.96 (0.65 to 1.42)
Wealth quintile
 Poorest121.001.00241.001.00
 Poorer120.86 (0.36 to 2.07)0.83 (0.33 to 2.08)130.52 (0.25 to 1.06)0.42 (0.20 to 0.88)*
 Middle180.96 (0.43 to 2.15)0.83 (0.35 to 1.95)310.90 (0.51 to 1.60)0.80 (0.44 to 1.47)
 Richer391.02 (0.50 to 2.07)1.19 (0.55 to 2.57)410.66 (0.39 to 1.14)0.64 (0.36 to 1.14)
 Richest890.73 (0.38 to 1.42)1.04 (0.47 to 2.30)1130.73 (0.46 to 1.18)0.70 (0.40 to 1.24)
Block of residence
 Mohammad Bazar431.001.00781.001.00
 Rajnagar391.70 (1.04 to 2.79)*1.84 (1.09 to 3.11)*240.91 (0.55 to 1.48)0.96 (0.58 to 1.60)
 Sainthia380.59 (0.37 to 0.94)*0.57 (0.35 to 0.94)*500.53 (0.37 to 0.78)*0.55 (0.37 to 0.81)*
 Suri I500.71 (0.46 to 1.11)0.76 (0.48 to 1.23)700.74 (0.53 to 1.05)0.80 (0.55 to 1.16)
Alcohol use
 No1521.001.002161.001.00
 Yes182.10 (1.19 to 3.70)*1.26 (0.62 to 2.55)64.72 (1.70 to 13.12)*3.36 (0.95 to 11.87)
Smokeless tobacco use
 No1261.001.001831.001.00
 Yes441.33 (0.91 to 1.94)1.07 (0.70 to 1.64)391.33 (0.92 to 1.93)1.06 (0.71 to 1.58)
Smoking
 No1051.001.002211.001.00
 Yes651.25 (0.89 to 1.76)1.16 (0.80 to 1.69)10.77 (0.10 to 6.04)0.44 (0.05 to 3.86)
  • Level of significance: *p<0.05.