Advances in Preventive Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

Risk Factors of Overweight and Obesity among High School Students in Bahir Dar City, North West Ethiopia: School Based Cross-Sectional Study

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

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

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

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.

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