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Table 3 Adjusted BMI estimates (se) according to occupation for the representative Australian population aged 20-64 years

From: Occupational risk of overweight and obesity: an analysis of the Australian Health Survey

  Model 11 Model 22 Model 33
  BMI coefficient (se) BMI coefficient (se) BMI coefficient (se)
Males    
Without occupation (Intercept, βo) 26.0 (0.16) 26.2 (0.19) 27.1 (0.24)
Managers & administrators 0.06 (0.21) -0.45 (0.23)a -0.47 (0.23)a
Professionals -0.54 (0.19)b -0.6 (0.23)b -0.64 (0.23)b
Associate professionals 0.34 (0.21) -0.12 (0.23) -0.11 (0.23)
Tradespersons -0.21 (0.19) -0.83 (0.21)b -0.84 (0.21)b
Advanced clerical & SW4 1.20 (0.70) 0.74 (0.7) 0.77 (0.70)
Intermediate clerical SSW5 0.11 (0.24) -0.35 (0.26) -0.30 (0.26)
Intermediate production & transport 0.43 (0.21)a -0.09 (0.22) -0.11 (0.22)
Elementary clerical SSW -0.85 (0.30)b -1.07 (0.30)b -1.06 (0.30)b
Laborers -0.62 (0.24)a -0.93 (0.25)b -0.93 (0.25)b
Females    
Without occupation (Intercept, βo) 24.7 (0.15) 24.8 (0.19) 26.0 (0.25)
Managers & administrators -1.08 (0.32)b -1.07 (0.34)b -0.92 (0.34)b
Professionals -0.82 (0.19)b -0.42 (0.24) -0.32 (0.24)
Associate professionals -0.51 (0.24)a -0.81 (0.25)b -0.61 (0.25)a
Tradespersons 0.23 (0.55) -0.13 (0.55) -0.89 (0.54)
Advanced clerical & SW4 -0.73 (0.31)a -1.25 (0.32)b -1.11 (0.32)b
Intermediate clerical SSW5 -0.28 (0.19) -0.68 (0.21)b -0.57 (0.20)b
Intermediate production & transport -0.07 (0.54) -0.50 (0.54) -0.46 (0.54)
Elementary clerical SSW -0.23 (0.26) -0.67 (0.27)a -0.55 (0.27)a
Laborers -0.33 (0.31) -0.54 (0.32) -0.52 (0.31)
  1. 1 Model 1 = Adjusted for age (3 categories)
  2. 2 Model 2 = Adjusted for age country of birth, marital status, education level, household income.
  3. 3 Model 3 = Adjusted for age and all socioeconomic as in model 2 plus health behaviours i.e. physical activity category, good diet intake, alcohol intake, smoking status
  4. 4 SW = Service worker
  5. 5 SSW = Sales & service worker
  6. a = p-value < 0.05
  7. b = p-value < 0.01