Table 2

Predictors of overweight (body mass index of ≥23 kg/m2) in 2008, among men and women

MenWomen
Number of events (n = 1107)UnadjustedAdjustedNumber of events (n = 1932)UnadjustedAdjusted
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Age (in years)
 18–24921.001.001631.001.00
 25–353242.29 (1.81 to 2.91)*1.79 (1.33 to 2.42)*6732.31 (1.93 to 2.77)*2.51 (2.07 to 3.04)*
 36–494342.73 (2.16 to 3.44)*1.98 (1.43 to 2.73)*7282.96 (2.48 to 3.54)*3.32 (2.73 to 4.04)*
 50+2572.29 (1.79 to 2.93)*1.36 (0.97 to 1.90)3682.30 (1.90 to 2.79)*2.57 (2.05 to 3.22)*
Marital status
 Never married1261.001.00381.001.00
 Married9691.75 (1.45 to 2.12)*2.09 (1.58 to 2.79)*16821.02 (0.72 to 1.44)1.14 (0.78 to 1.68)
 Widow/widower/
 divorced/separated
120.60 (0.33 to 1.10)0.84 (0.44 to 1.63)2120.84 (0.58 to 1.22)1.03 (0.68 to 1.57)
Highest grade of education attained
 Illiterate1161.001.006331.001.00
 Grade 1–51361.89 (1.47 to 2.44)*1.58 (1.21 to 2.06)*3741.49 (1.30 to 1.71)*1.01 (0.87 to 1.18)
 Grade 6–104413.80 (3.08 to 4.69)*2.17 (1.70 to 2.78)*7442.70 (2.40 to 3.03)*1.38 (1.18 to 1.62)*
 Grade 11+4148.72 (7.03 to 10.82)*3.27 (2.47 to 4.33)*1815.44 (4.45 to 6.65)*1.98 (1.53 to 2.57)*
Employment
 Unemployed1781.001.0017521.001.00
 Primary3510.62 (0.52 to 0.75)*0.75 (0.60 to 0.93)*690.26 (0.20 to 0.33)*0.66 (0.51 to 0.87)*
 Secondary3412.10 (1.73 to 2.54)*1.21 (0.97 to 1.52)401.20 (0.85 to 1.70)0.95 (0.64 to 1.39)
 Tertiary2375.43 (4.36 to 6.77)*2.06 (1.60 to 2.65)*712.55 (1.91 to 3.39)*1.13 (0.82 to 1.55)
Social group
 Scheduled caste2171.001.003741.001.00
 Scheduled tribe450.82 (0.59 to 1.14)0.95 (0.66 to 1.36)780.79 (0.61 to 1.01)0.95 (0.72 to 1.25)
 Other backward classes901.97 (1.52 to 2.54)*0.72 (0.54 to 0.96)*1381.97 (1.59 to 2.43)*0.81 (0.64 to 1.03)
 Other7552.63 (2.24 to 3.07)*1.06 (0.86 to 1.29)13422.78 (2.46 to 3.14)*1.07 (0.91 to 1.26)
Religion
 Hindu8021.001.0012431.001.00
 Muslim or other3051.07 (0.93 to 1.24)1.37 (1.14 to 1.64)*6891.50 (1.35 to 1.66) *1.78 (1.55 to 2.05)*
Wealth quintile
 Poorest671.001.001611.001.00
 Poorer761.44 (1.03 to 2.01)*1.32 (0.94 to 1.85)1561.23 (0.98 to 1.55)1.13 (0.90 to 1.43)
 Middle1041.88 (1.37 to 2.57)*1.47 (1.06 to 2.02)*2281.67 (1.35 to 2.06)*1.42 (1.14 to 1.75)*
 Richer2153.44 (2.59 to 4.55)*2.17 (1.61 to 2.93)*3942.80 (2.31 to 3.39)*2.10 (1.71 to 2.57)*
 Richest64510.82 (8.35 to 14.01)*4.37 (3.22 to 5.92)9938.50 (7.12 to 10.14)*5.82 (4.73 to 7.16)*
Block of residence
 Mohammad Bazar2441.001.005341.001.00
 Rajnagar1460.99 (0.80 to 1.23)0.95 (0.75 to 1.20)1790.69 (0.58 to 0.83)*0.72 (0.59 to 0.87)*
 Sainthia3400.79 (0.67 to 0.94)*0.89 (0.74 to 1.07)5980.89 (0.79 to 1.01)0.99 (0.86 to 1.13)
 Suri I3771.73 (1.46 to 2.05)*1.26 (1.04 to 1.52)*6211.65 (1.45 to 1.87)*1.27 (1.10 to 1.46)*
Alcohol use
 No10391.001.0019161.001.00
 Yes680.41 (0.32 to 0.53)*1.30 (0.96 to 1.77)160.34 (0.20 to 0.56)*1.05 (0.60 to 1.83)
Smokeless tobacco use
 No8681.001.0016571.001.00
 Yes2390.78 (0.67 to 0.91)*1.07 (0.90 to 1.28)2750.77 (0.67 to 0.88)*0.95 (0.82 to 1.11)
Smoking
 No7321.001.0019211.001.00
 Yes3750.57 (0.50 to 0.65)*0.71 (0.61 to 0.82)*110.24 (0.13 to 0.44)*0.49 (0.26 to 0.92)*
  • Level of significance: *p<0.05.