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Table 2 Factors associated with child overweight or obesity

From: Why are primary school children overweight and obese? A cross sectional study undertaken in Kinondoni district, Dar-es-salaam

Variable Categories Overweight/Obese
Model 1 Model 2
COR (95 % CI) AOR (95%CI)
Number of siblings 0–3 1.6 (1.2–2.2)* 1.4 (1.5–1.9)*
4 and more 1.0 1.0
Father’s level of education Secondary or post secondary 2.8 (1.8–4.5)** 2.8 (1.7–4.6)**
Primary or no formal education 1.0 1.0
Mother’s level of education Secondary or post secondary 3.6 (2.4–5.6)*** 2.74 (1.5–4.9)**
Primary or no formal education 1.0 1.0
Mode of transport to and from school: Walking Yes 0.3 (0.2–0.4)*** 0.5 (0.3–0.6)**
No 1.0 1.0
Mode of transport to and from school: Other modes of transport Private car or school bus 4.2 (1.9–8.9)*** 2.9 (0.2–0.7)*
Public transport 1.0 1.0
Usually watch television Yes 1.9 (1.2–2.9)* 1.3 (0.8–2.1)
No 1.0 1.0
Time used to watch television per week Above 14 h 2.0 (1.4–2.9)** 1.6 (1.0–1.5)
14 h and less 1.0 1.0
Usually use computers Yes 2.7 (2.1–3.6)*** 1.6 (1.1–2.3)*
No 1.0 1.0
Time used on computers per week >6 h 1.6 (1.1–2.5)* 1.5 (1.1–1.4)
6 h or less 1.0 1.0
Usually play video games Yes 2.3 (1.8–3.1)*** 1.2 (0.8–1.7)
No 1.0 1.0
  1. *p-value < 0.05
  2. **p-value < 0.001
  3. ***p-value < 0.0001