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Table 5 Univariate and multivariate associations between patient characteristics and accuracy of self-perceived BMI type

From: Self-perceived vs actual and desired weight and body mass index in adult ambulatory general internal medicine patients: a cross sectional study

  Univariate Multivariate
Patient characteristic OR (95% CI) P value OR (95% CI) P value
Age, per year 0.99 (0.97-1.00) .02 0.99 (0.98-1.01) .22
Male sex 0.43 (0.31-0.62) <.001 0.52 (0.34-0.77) .001
Residence   .94   .70
  Non-MN vs MN 1.06 (0.51-2.20) .88 1.08 (0.47-2.55) .85
  International vs MN 0.95 (0.66-1.39) .80 0.86 (0.57-1.30) .48
Education   .003   .03
  HS graduate vs < HS graduate 1.29 (0.56-3.12) .56 1.34 (0.55-3.43) .52
  Some college vs < HS graduate 2.07 (0.92-4.91) .08 1.96 (0.82-4.92) .13
  College graduate vs < HS graduate 3.39 (1.48-8.24) .004 2.96 (1.22-7.56) .02
  Post-graduate vs < HS graduate 2.39 (1.06-5.71) .04 2.45 (1.03-6.12) .04
Smoking status   .44   .04
  Former vs never smoker 1.18 (0.82-1.71) .37 1.49 (0.99-2.27) .06
  Smoker vs never smoker 0.81 (0.42-1.54) .53 0.66 (0.31-1.37) .27
Actual BMI, per single BMI unit 0.92 (0.88-0.95) <.001 0.93 (0.89-0.96) <.001
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, CI confidence interval, HS high school, MN Minnesota, OR odds ratio.