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Table 5 Association between explanatory variables and childhood overweight and obesity among primary school children in Dire Dawa City of Eastern Ethiopia, March 2016 [n = 448]

From: Childhood overweight, obesity and associated factors among primary school children in dire dawa, eastern Ethiopia; a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Overweight and Obesity COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P value
Yes No
Maternal occupation Housewife 176 29 147 1.0 1.0  
Employee 116 22 94 1.2 (0.6, 2.2) 1.2 (0.5, 3.2) 0.727
Private business 156 41 115 1.8 (1.1,3.1) 1.2 (0.5, 2.6) 0.881
Family own car Yes 41 28 13 11.5 (5.7,23.5) 1.1 (0.4,3.4) 0.864
No 407 64 343 1.0 1.0  
School type Government 325 36 289 1.0 1.0  
Private 123 56 67 6.7 (4.1,11.1) 3.4 (1.4,8.5) 0.007
Monthly income Below the mean 240 6 234 1.0 1.0  
Above the mean 208 86 122 17.5 (11.7,34.7) 16.9 (6.5,23.9) 0.000
Vigorous-sports Yes 163 9 154 1.0 1.0  
No 285 83 202 7.0 (3.4,14.4) 3.8 (1.5, 9.8) 0.005
Spend your free time Reading 269 16 253 1.0 1.0  
Watch TV, video 139 49 90 8.6 (4.7,15.9) 3.57 (1.6,7.9) 0.002
Computer Play 40 27 13 22.8 (14.3,35.5) 4.6 (1.4,15.4) 0.013
Sleeping in afternoon Yes 52 29 23 6.7 (3.6,12.3) 2.6 (1.0,6.7) 0.049
No 396 63 333 1.0 1.0  
Having close friends Yes 228 33 195 1.0 1.0  
No 220 59 161 2.2 (1.4,3.5) 2.9 (1.4,6.2) 0.004
Sweetened foods Yes 210 61 149 2.7 (1.7, 4.4) 2.3 (1.1, 5.1) 0.039
No 238 31 207 1.0 1.0  
Fruits Yes 217 38 179 1.0 1.0  
No 231 54 177 1.4 (0.9, 2.3) 1.2 (0.3,5.4) 0.788
Vegetables Yes 231 41 190 1.0 1.0  
No 217 51 166 1.4 (1.0, 2.3) 1.3 (0.3, 5.1) 0.742
Snack Yes 246 58 188 2.1 (1.1,4.2) 1.6 (0.7,3.3) 0.237
No 202 34 168 1.0 1.00  
Number of meals per day <3 times 28 9 19 1.00 1.00  
> = 3 times 420 83 337 1.9 (0.8, 4.4) 0.8 (0.2,2.9) 0.712
  1. Explanatory variables such as maternal education, religion and family size were excluded after binary regression