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Dramatic Increases in Obesity and Overweight Prevalence among Asian Subgroups in the United States, 1992–2011

Table 4

Observed and adjusted prevalence and odds of obesity and overweight and mean body mass index (BMI) among 12 ethnic-immigrant groups: United States, 2006–2011.

Ethnic-immigrant group Observed prevalence1 Adjusted odds ratio2 Adjusted prevalence2 BMI
%SEOR 95% CI%SEMean SE

ObesityObserved BMI

Non-Hispanic white, US-born26.40.29.496.48–13.8926.10.227.40.0
Non-Hispanic white, immigrant19.00.86.674.51–9.8720.10.826.30.1
Chinese, US-born8.31.63.481.97–6.1511.72.124.40.2
Chinese, immigrant3.30.61.00Reference3.70.723.10.2
Asian Indian, US-born11.33.15.542.74–11.2417.44.224.30.6
Asian Indian, immigrant10.31.23.752.40–5.8712.51.324.90.1
Filipino, US-born22.31.98.795.66–13.6524.81.926.70.3
Filipino, immigrants13.51.34.613.00–7.0814.91.325.60.2
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, US-born41.13.721.9313.86–34.6844.33.529.80.9
Pacific Islander, immigrant36.86.414.237.38–27.4634.46.330.11.6
Other Asians, US-born313.81.25.623.70–8.5517.61.625.40.2
Other Asians, immigrant36.20.61.761.12–2.786.40.623.60.1

OverweightAdjusted BMI2

Non-Hispanic white, US-born61.10.24.473.78–5.2960.80.227.30.0
Non-Hispanic white, immigrant55.00.93.633.03–4.3656.10.926.40.1
Chinese, US-born38.12.82.431.82–3.2446.92.825.50.2
Chinese, immigrant25.21.51.00Reference27.81.623.40.2
Asian Indian, US-born31.45.12.371.49–3.7846.35.325.90.5
Asian Indian, immigrant45.71.52.702.24–3.2649.31.625.50.1
Filipino, US-born57.62.44.663.66–5.9361.72.427.20.3
Filipino, immigrant51.01.83.202.59–3.9453.21.625.90.2
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, US-born72.44.310.376.61–16.2577.23.630.30.8
Pacific Islander, immigrant76.34.89.104.95–16.7375.05.129.81.6
Other Asians, US-born345.91.73.162.50–3.9952.91.826.30.2
Other Asians, immigrant332.31.21.351.11–1.6533.81.223.70.1

OR: odds ratio; SE: standard error; CI: confidence interval.
1Weighted prevalence.
2Adjusted prevalence was derived from fitted logistic or OLS regression models that included survey year, age, gender, ethnic-immigrant status, marital status, region of residence, education, and family income/poverty status.
3Other Asian categories include the Koreans, the Vietnamese, the Japanese, the Cambodians, the Laotians, the Hmongs, the Thais, the Pakistanis, and other Asian groups.

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