Table 3: Associations between body mass index (BMI) and sociodemographic factors from linear regressions.

CovariatesMen ()Women (1066)
β-Coefficient (95% CI)β-Coefficient (95% CI)

Age0.09 (0.05, 0.13)0.09 (0.06, 0.11)
Locationa (ref: Hargeisa)
 Oslo3.75 (2.77, 4.72)2.86 (1.71, 4.01)
Educationb (university)
 No/preschool−0.66 (−1.99, 68)1.65 (0.26, 3.04))
 Secondary−0.73 (−1.91, 0.46)1.48 (−0.22, 3.18)
Marital statusb (ref: single)
 Married0.92 (−0.36, 2.19)2.88 (1.90, 3.86)
 Divorced/widowed−1.20 (−3.83, 1.43)0.95 (−0.82, 2.72)
Occupationb (ref: unemployed)
 Employed−0.22 (−1.59, 0.69)0.50 (−1.89, 1.16)
 Students−2.14 (−3.91, 0.37)−2.56 (−4.09, −1.03)
 Retired−0.59 (−2.68, 1.50)−0.19 (−2.39, 2.01)

aLocation adjusted for age. bAdjusted for location and age. .