Table 3

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

MenWomen
Number of events (n=902)UnadjustedAdjustedNumber of events (n=1411)UnadjustedAdjusted
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Age (in years)
 18–242091.001.003151.001.00
 25–353350.94 (0.77 to 1.14)0.96 (0.74 to 1.25)5670.81 (0.68 to 0.95)*0.85 (0.71 to 1.01)
 36–492290.51 (0.41 to 0.62)*0.53 (0.39 to 0.71)*4000.64 (0.54 to 0.77)*0.67 (0.55 to 0.82)*
 50+1290.46 (0.36 to 0.59)*0.42 (0.30 to 0.59)*1290.32 (0.26 to 0.41)*0.33 (0.25 to 0.43)*
Marital status
 Never married2251.001.00281.001.00
 Married6570.59 (0.50 to 0.70)*1.17 (0.90 to 1.54)12670.85 (0.54 to 1.34)1.22 (0.76 to 1.98)
 Widow/widower/
 divorced/separated
200.67 (0.40 to 1.12)1.50 (0.85 to 2.63)1160.53 (0.32 to 0.86)*1.26 (0.74 to 2.14)
Highest grade of education attained
 Illiterate1651.001.005341.001.00
 Grade 1–51401.26 (0.99 to 1.61)0.94 (0.73 to 1.21)3191.41 (1.20 to 1.65)*1.06 (0.89 to 1.26)
 Grade 6–103742.05 (1.68 to 2.50)*1.32 (1.05 to 1.68)*4851.84 (1.59 to 2.13)*1.17 (0.97 to 1.41)
 Grade 11+2232.63 (2.10 to 3.29)*1.41 (1.04 to 1.91)*732.22 (1.63 to 3.01)*1.31 (0.90 to 1.90)
Employment
 Unemployed2091.001.0012731.001.00
 Primary4210.59 (0.49 to 0.71)*0.83 (0.66 to 1.04)880.55 (0.43 to 0.69)*0.82 (0.63 to 1.08)
 Secondary1970.86 (0.69 to 1.07)1.02 (0.79 to 1.32)180.58 (0.35 to 0.97)*0.81 (0.47 to 1.39)
 Tertiary750.95 (0.70 to 1.28)1.08 (0.78 to 1.51)321.45 (0.94 to 2.25)1.33 (0.83 to 2.13)
Social group
 Scheduled caste2401.001.003531.001.00
 Scheduled tribe640.93 (0.69 to 1.26)1.14 (0.82 to 1.59)630.64 (0.48 to 0.85)*0.68 (0.50 to 0.93)*
 Other backward classes631.27 (0.93 to 1.72)0.79 (0.57 to 1.11)1111.59 (1.23 to 2.05)*1.30 (0.98 to 1.73)
 Other5351.47 (1.24 to 1.73)*0.93 (0.74 to 1.16)8841.66 (1.44 to 1.92)*1.14 (0.94 to 1.40)
Religion
 Hindu6231.001.008591.001.00
 Muslim or other2791.21 (1.03 to 1.41)*1.19 (0.96 to 1.46)5521.66 (1.46 to 1.88)*1.45 (1.21 to 1.73)*
Wealth quintile
 Poorest1191.001.001881.001.00
 Poorer1051.05 (0.79 to 1.40)0.97 (0.73 to 1.29)2111.27 (1.02 to 1.59)*1.20 (0.95 to 1.51)
 Middle1261.19 (0.91 to 1.56)1.04 (0.79 to 1.38)2261.14 (0.92 to 1.42)1.05 (0.84 to 1.32)
 Richer2311.80 (1.41 to 2.29)*1.47 (1.12 to 1.91)*3811.82 (1.49 to 2.23)*1.53 (1.23 to 1.90)*
 Richest3212.24 (1.78 to 2.82)*1.78 (1.33 to 2.37)*4051.86 (1.53 to 2.27)*1.70 (1.33 to 2.16)*
Block of residence
 Mohammad Bazar2551.001.003881.001.00
 Rajnagar880.55 (0.42 to 0.71)*0.53 (0.40 to 0.69)*1160.61 (0.48 to 0.76)*0.62 (0.49 to 0.80)*
 Sainthia3730.85 (0.71 to 1.01)0.85 (0.71 to 1.03)5551.25 (1.07 to 1.46)*1.31 (1.11 to 1.53)*
 Suri I1860.65 (0.53 to 0.81)*0.57 (0.45 to 0.71)*3521.12 (0.95 to 1.33)1.08 (0.90 to 1.29)
Alcohol use
 No8531.001.0013981.001.00
 Yes490.37 (0.27 to 0.49)*0.57 (0.40 to 0.82)*130.51 (0.28 to 0.92)*1.49 (0.77 to 2.88)
Smokeless tobacco use
 No6991.001.0012321.001.00
 Yes2030.76 (0.64 to 0.90)*1.01 (0.83 to 1.22)1790.75 (0.62 to 0.89)*1.02 (0.84 to 1.23)
Smoking
 No6011.001.0014031.001.00
 Yes3010.60 (0.51 to 0.70)*0.82 (0.70 to 0.98)*80.35 (0.17 to 0.73)*0.60 (0.27 to 1.31)
  • Level of significance: *p<0.05.