Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2017 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Exploration of the Risk Factors of Generalized and Central Obesity among Adolescents in North Lebanon

Table 5

Associations of sociodemographic, lifestyle, and dietary factors with generalized overweight/obesity, elevated waist to height ratio, and elevated waist circumference.

Generalized overweight/obesityElevated waist-to-height ratioElevated waist circumference
Sig.OR 
(95% CI)
Sig.OR 
(95% CI)
Sig.OR 
(95% CI)

Sex
 Female®1.001.001.00
 Male0.071.77 (0.96–3.26)0.01.92 (1.11–3.33)0.071.68 (0.97–2.90)
School type
 Private®1.001.001.00
 Public0.910.96 (0.47–1.97)0.321.39 (0.73–2.63)0.091.72 (0.91–3.25)
Father’s education
 High®1.001.001.00
 Low0.520.93 (0.73–1.17)0.121.18 (0.96–1.46)0.511.07 (0.87–1.32)
Mother’s education
 High®1.001.001.00
 Low0.801.03 (0.82–1.30)0.821.024 (0.83–1.26)0.321.11 (0.91–1.36)
Father’s occupation
 Professional®1.001.001.00
 Other0.210.68 (0.37–1.24)0.241.38 (0.80–2.38)0.641.13 (0.67–1.93)
Number of family members0.310.75 (0.43–1.31)0.200.72 (0.44–1.18)0.540.86 (0.53–1.40)
Regular breakfast consumption
 Yes®1.001.001.00
 No<0.05.51 (3.17–9.58)0.02.34 (1.40–3.90)<0.02.65 (1.59–4.41)
Type of drink between meals
 Water®1.001.001.00
 Fresh fruit juice0.210.53 (0.20–1.44)0.901.05 (0.47–2.36)0.591.25 (0.56–2.76)
 Milk and milk shakes0.851.25 (0.12–13.06)0.880.84 (0.09–7.68)0.770.73 (0.08–6.42)
 Sweetened beverages0.180.66 (0.36–1.21)0.00.54 (0.31–0.94)0.00.51 (0.30–0.89)
Fast food meal/week
 <3 times®1.001.001.00
 >3 times0.381.56 (0.58–4.20)0.770.87 (0.37–2.25)0.590.77 (0.30–1.98)
Screen time
 Less 2 hours/day®1.001.001.00
 More 2 hours/day0.01.56 (1.16–2.11)0.071.29 (0.98–1.70)0.131.24 (0.94–1.62)
Physical activity level
 Active®1.001.001.00
 Inactive0.02.20 (1.14–4.24)0.141.52 (0.88–2.62)0.01.73 (1.01–3.0)

significant at . Sig.: significance; ®: reference; .: number.

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