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Table 3 Multivariate associations between individual SEP, neighbourhood SEP and overweight applying multilevel logistic regression (N = 3125)

From: Neighbourhood socioeconomic context, individual socioeconomic position, and overweight in young children: a multilevel study in a large German city

Covariables Null model Individual modela OR (95 % CI) Full modela OR (95 % CI)
Nationality of the child    
 Other than German   1.53 (1.18-1.99) 1.53 (1.17-1.99)
 German   Reference Reference
Parental Education    
 Low   2.04 (1.54-2.72) 1.99 (1.49-2.65)
 Middle   1.53 (1.18-1.99) 1.50 (1.16-1.95)
 High   Reference Reference
Parental working status    
 Unemployment within household   1.20 (0.82-1.77) 1.19 (0.80-1.75)
 At least one parent employed   Reference Reference
Equivalent household income    
 Low (<60 % Median)b   1.22 (0.82-1.83) 1.18 (0.79-1.77)
 Middle (60 % to Median)   1.29 (0.93-1.80) 1.26 (0.90-1.75)
 High (>Median)   Reference Reference
 Not indicated   1.14 (0.83-1.58) 1.12 (0.81-1.55)
Household crowding    
 Yes   0.94 (0.74-1.20) 0.93 (0.72-1.19)
 No   Reference Reference
Neighbourhood SEP    
 High    Reference
 Middle    1.01 (0.71-1.46)
 Low    1.42 (1.00-2.00)
Measures of variation    
Neighbourhood intercept variance (95 % CI)c 0.11 (0.046-0.48) 0.047 (0.015-0.80) 0.026 (0.005-20.37)
Proportional change in variance   −57.3 % −19.1 %
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence intervall, SEP Socioeconomic position
  2. aAdjusted for survey year, birth weight, and BMI of mother, bMedian equivalent household income in Bavaria, cCovariance parameter estimates from random intercepts on the log odds scale