Table 5: The correlation between selected predictor variables and overweight and obesity on crude effect among high school students in Bahir Dar city, 2014.

VariablesCategoriesOverweight and obesity ()COR (95% CI for OR) value
Yes No

SexMale221551.00
Female502041.73 (1.00–2.97)0.049

School grade levelGrade 9271931.000.013
Grade 11451661.94 (1.15–3.26)

School typeGovernmental292031.000.012
Private491561.93 (1.15–3.23)

Family monthly income<100 USD131131.00
100–250 USD111170.82 (0.35–1.90)<0.001
251–400 USD16562.48 (1.12–5.52)
>400 USD27544.35 (2.08–9.08)

Having family vehicleYes22532.54 (1.42–4.54)0.002
No503061.00

Frequency of eating food out of homeOne to two281661.00
Three to five times14392.13 (1.03–4.42)<0.001
Greater than five times20225.39 (2.61–11.14)

Frequency of eating snack/dayOne to two372501.00<0.001
Three to four32435.03 (2.84–8.92)

Eat when watching TV/filmYes702997.02 (1.68–29.43)0.008
No2601.00

Frequency of taking soft drink/weekOne to two291721.00
Three to five13531.446 (0.71–3.00)0.014
Greater than five547.41 (1.88–29.25)

Vigorous activityYes151341.000.008
No572252.26 (1.23–4.16)

Frequency of vigorous physical activity/weekOne to three23502.80 (1.44–5.47)0.008
Four to six11541.24 (0.56–2.73)
Greater than six221341.00