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Table 6 Population attributable fraction estimates for obesity by gender in Buea, Southwest region, Cameroon

From: Body mass index–measured adiposity and population attributability of associated factors: a population-based study from Buea, Cameroon

Factor P(95%CI) Adjusted RR (95% CI) PAF (95% CI)
Overweight and Obesity
 Women
  Age > 31 years 61.7 (40.0–83.4) 1.24 (1.05–1.42) 11.9 (1.9–24.7)
  Marriage 70.3 (41.9–98.6) 1.45 (1.26 – 1.63) 21.8 (8.6–38.1)
  Low education 61.9 (57.2–66.6) 1.23 (1.03–1.43) 11.6 (1.7–20.0)
  High income 55.9 (43.5–68.3) 1.13 (1.01–1.25) 6.4 (0.4–13.6)
  Physical inactivity 54.2 (32.6–75.8) 1.19 (1.02–1.36) 8.7 (0.6–20.1)
 Men
  Age > 31 years 46.0 (19.5–72.5) 1.25 (1.02–1.48) 9.2 (0.4–23.5)
  Marriage 62.3 (32.1–92.5) 1.83 (1.49–2.16) 28.3 (10.6–49.7)
Obesity alone
 Women    
  Age > 31 years 20.9 (15.5–26.5) 2.06 (1.55–2.55) 10.8 (5.4–16.1)
  Marriage 20.8 (7.9–18.1) 1.60 (1.12–2.08) 7.8 (0.8–9.4)
 Men
  Marriage 12.9 (4.4–21.6) 2.03 (1.12–2.68) 6.7 (1.2–13.5)
  1. P prevalence of obese cases exposed to given risk factor, RR relative risk, PAF population attributable fraction