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Table 4 Adjusted odds of overweight/obesity by 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
  OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Males    
Without occupation (Intercept, βo) Referent Referent Referent
Managers & administrators 1.18 (0.98-1.43) 0.82 (0.66-1.02) 0.80 (0.65-1.0)a
Professionals 0.94 (0.79-1.12) 0.77 (0.62-0.96)a 0.75 (0.6-0.93)b
Associate professionals 1.34 (1.10-1.63)b 0.98 (0.78-1.22) 0.97 (0.77-1.21)
Tradespersons 1.13 (0.95-1.34) 0.78 (0.63-0.94)b 0.77 (0.63-0.94)b
Advanced clerical & SW4 2.05 (0.99-4.24) 1.50 (0.71-3.15) 1.45 (0.69-3.05)
Intermediate clerical SSW5 1.20 (0.96-1.50) 0.89(0.70-1.13) 0.89 (0.70-1.14)
Intermediate production & transport 1.24 (1.03-1.50)a 0.89 (0.72-1.10) 0.91 (0.73-1.12)
Elementary clerical SSW 0.81 (0.63-1.06) 0.68 (0.52-0.9)b 0.68 (0.52-0.90)b
Laborers 0.86 (0.70-1.07) 0.69 (0.54-0.87)b 0.70 (0.55-0.88)b
Females    
Without occupation (Intercept, βo) Referent Referent Referent
Managers & administrators 0.72 (0.56-0.92)b 0.71 (0.55-0.92)b 0.74 (0.57-0.97)a
Professionals 0.71 (0.61-0.82)b 0.81 (0.67-0.98)a 0.83 (0.69-1.01)
Associate professionals 0.93 (0.77-1.10) 0.82 (0.67-0.99)a 0.87 (0.71-1.06)
Tradespersons 0.97 (0.65-1.47) 0.88 (0.58-1.33) 0.88 (0.58-1.34)
Advanced clerical & SW4 0.73 (0.58-0.93)b 0.6 (0.47-0.77)b 0.62 (0.48-0.80)b
Intermediate clerical SSW5 0.92 (0.80-1.06) 0.8(0.68-0.93)b 0.83 (0.71-0.97)a
Intermediate production & transport 1.11 (0.74-1.66) 0.95 (0.63-1.43) 0.97 (0.64-1.47)
Elementary clerical SSW 1.02 (0.84-1.24) 0.87 (0.70-1.07) 0.90 (0.73-1.11)
Laborers 0.92 (0.73-1.16) 0.84 (0.66-1.06) 0.84 (0.66-1.06)
  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