Table 6: The association between selected predictor variables and overweight and obesity among high school students in Bahir Dar city, North West Ethiopia, 2014.

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

SexMale221551.000.032
Female502041.93 (1.06–3.51)

School grade levelGrade 9271931.000.265
Grade 11451661.42 (0.77–2.63)

School typeGovernmental292031.000.039
Private491561.80 (1.03–3.15)

Family monthly income<100 USD131131.00
100–250 USD111170.87 (0.37–2.06)<0.001
251–400 USD16562.66 (1.18–6.02)
>400 USD27544.00 (1.84–8.72)

Having family vehicleYes22532.07 (1.08–3.94)0.028
No503061.00

Frequency of eating food out of homeOne to two281661.000.001
Three to five times14393.04 (1.97–9.49)
Greater than five times202219.83 (3.96–99.23)

Frequency of eating snack/dayOne to two372501.000.078
Three to four32432.53 (0.90–7.09)

Eating when watching TV/filmYes702992.15 (0.20–22.86)0.64
No2601.00

Frequency of taking soft drink/weekOne to two291721.00
Three to five13530.34 (0.04–3.19)0.25
Greater than five540.36 (0.03–3.88)

Vigorous activityYes151341.000.019
No572254.09 (1.26–13.32)

Frequency of vigorous physical activity/weekOne to three23504.30 (1.32–14.05)0.04
Four to six11541.08 (0.28–4.02)
Greater than six221341.00

Note: the asterisk () shows that the variable is statistically associated with the dependent variable in the multivariable logistic regression analysis.