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Table 5 Influence of region on the risk of obesity; results of logistic regression models, unadjusted and adjusted for a variety of co-factors

From: East-West gradient in cardio-vascular mortality in Austria: how much can we explain by following the pattern of risk factors?

  Men Women
  OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Univariate logistic regression models
   Region 3* 1.14 0.89-1.46 0.316 0.99 0.79-1.24 0.919
   Region 2* 1.31 1.03-1.67 0.030 1.47 1.21-1.79 < 0.001
   Region 1* 1.40 1.09-1.81 0.009 1.41 1.14-1.73 0.001
Multivariate logistic regression models
   Region 3* 1.13 0.88-1.46 0.350 1.00 0.79-1.26 0.991
   Region 2* 1.29 1.01-1.65 0.044 1.50 1.23-1.82 < 0.001
   Region 1* 1.50 1.15-1.95 0.002 1.42 1.14-1.76 0.001
Co-Variates       
   Age 1.10 1.07-1.12 < 0.001 1.11 1.09-1.13 < 0.001
   Smoking (yes) 0.84 0.71-1.00 0.053 0.99 0.79-1.26 0.991
   Diet rich in meat (yes) 1.61 1.39-1.87 < 0.001 1.90 1.60-2.26 < 0.001
   Lack of physical exercise (yes) 1.18 1.00-1.40 0.046 1.10 0.92-1.30 0.301
   Psycho-social discomfort (yes) 1.17 0.94-1.46 0.150 1.49 1.24-1.78 < 0.001
   Lack of social support (yes) 1.30 0.88-1.91 0.185 0.99 0.70-1.41 0.972
   Low educational level (yes) 1.81 1.49-2.19 < 0.001 1.94 1.59-2.37 < 0.001
   Born abroad (yes) 1.13 0.93-1.38 0.220 1.36 1.14-1.63 0.001
   Not being married (yes) 0.73 0.62-0.86 0.132 0.87 0.76-1.00 0.046
R2 0.062 0.080
  1. *Region 4 is used as a reference region; regions 1-4 are depicted in figures 2 for men and 3 for women