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Table 2 Adjusted prevalence ratios of obesity for black compared to white women and men by industry of employment, National Health Interview Survey, 2004–2011 (n = 136,923)

From: Obesity trends by industry of employment in the United States, 2004 to 2011

  Model 1a: Age Model 2b: Demographics Model 3c: Occupational characteristics Model 4d: Health Behaviors
  PR 95 % CI PR 95 % CI PR 95 % CI PR 95 % CI
  WOMEN
Manufacturing/construction 1.72 (1.60–1.84) 1.66 (1.54–1.80) 1.61 (1.49–1.75) 1.52 (1.39–1.67)
Retail 1.55 (1.41–1.70) 1.49 (1.34–1.65) 1.48 (1.34–1.65) 1.40 (1.24–1.57)
Finances/information 1.60 (1.45–1.77) 1.55 (1.38–1.73) 1.53 (1.37–1.72) 1.37 (1.21–1.56)
Profess/admin/man 1.74 (1.57–1.93) 1.45 (1.28–1.64) 1.40 (1.23–1.59) 1.33 (1.16–1.52)
Education 2.05 (1.88–2.23) 1.87 (1.70–2.06) 1.85 (1.68–2.04) 1.74 (1.56–1.93)
Health care and social services 1.70 (1.62–1.80) 1.53 (1.44–1.63) 1.53 (1.43–1.62) 1.44 (1.34–1.54)
Accommodation and food 1.67 (1.50–1.87) 1.62 (1.44–1.84) 1.60 (1.42–1.82) 1.53 (1.33–1.77)
Public administration, arts 1.76 (1.63–1.90) 1.73 (1.59–1.89) 1.74 (1.59–1.89) 1.61 (1.46–1.78)
  PR 95 % CI PR 95 % CI PR 95 % CI PR 95 % CI
  MEN
Manufacturing/construction 1.18 (1.11–1.25) 1.23 (1.16–1.31) 1.22 (1.15–1.30) 1.19 (1.11–1.27)
Retail 1.14 (0.99–1.32) 1.16 (1.00–1.36) 1.16 (1.00–1.35) 1.09 (0.92–1.29)
Finances/information 1.27 (1.09–1.48) 1.22 (1.04–1.44) 1.21 (1.03–1.43) 1.18 (0.99–1.41)
Profess/admin/man 1.30 (1.14–1.47) 1.24 (1.08–1.42) 1.23 (1.07–1.41) 1.16 (0.99–1.35)
Education 1.39 (1.20–1.62) 1.42 (1.20–1.67) 1.40 (1.19–1.65) 1.39 (1.17–1.67)
Health care and social services 1.51 (1.30–1.77) 1.48 (1.24–1.76) 1.49 (1.25–1.77) 1.39 (1.15–1.69)
Accommodation and food 1.30 (1.08–1.56) 1.32 (1.08–1.62) 1.33 (1.09–1.63) 1.25 (0.99–1.58)
Public administration, arts 1.35 (1.23–1.48) 1.45 (1.32–1.60) 1.43 (1.30–1.58) 1.34 (1.20–1.49)
  1. PR Prevalence Ratio, CI Confidence Interval
  2. aModel 1 - adjusted for age categories
  3. bModel 2 - adjusted Model 1 + gender, marital status, educational attainment, household income, living in poverty
  4. cModel 3 - adjusted Model 2 + class of occupation, occupation
  5. dModel 4 - adjusted Model 3 + smoking status, alcohol consumption, physical activity, sleep duration