Table 3: Predictive factors for metabolic syndrome among African American women using weighted estimates: from the NHANES 1999– .

ORunadj (95% CI)ORadj (95% CI)

Age1.05 (1.04–1.06)1.06 (1.04–1.07)
Marital status
 Married1.001.00
 Single0.84 (0.60–1.17)0.66 (0.43–0.99)
Education
 Less than high school1.001.00
 High school0.68 (0.41–1.13)1.08 (0.63–1.86)
 College graduate0.56 (0.37–0.83)0.83 (0.50–1.39)
Income
 <$20,0001.001.00
 $20,000–44,9001.06 (0.75–1.50)1.03 (0.65–1.61)
 $45,000 or above0.79 (0.54–1.16)0.68 (0.42–1.11)
Alcohol drinking
 Nondrinkers1.001.00
 Moderate drinkers0.74 (0.55–0.99)0.99 (0.68–1.43)
 Heavy drinkers0.62 (0.44–0.88)1.12 (0.79–1.61)
Cigarette smoking
 Nonsmoker1.001.00
 Light smoker0.85 (0.45–1.61)0.74 (0.38–1.45)
 Heavy smoker1.51 (0.75–3.02)1.18 (0.58–2.39)
Physical activity
 Inactive1.001.00
 Low activity0.93 (0.61–1.42)1.56 (0.93–2.62)
 Medium activity0.54 (0.31–0.93)0.69 (0.31–1.56)
 High activity0.60 (0.39–0.94)0.99 (0.60–1.64)

results with statistical significance with are indicated in bold.