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Table 4 Crude odds ratio of independent socio-demographic factors associated with overweight and obesity among pensioners in Ghana

From: Prevalence of obesity and overweight and its associated factors among registered pensioners in Ghana; a cross sectional studies

Variable N (%) Crude Odds ratio 95% Confidence interval
Sex
 Male 3300 (69.0) - -
 Female 1482 (31.0) 4.1 3.6–4.7
Age
 Less than 65 1664 (37.3) - -
 65–69 1519 (34.1) 0.7 0.6–0.9
 70–74 793 (17.8) 0.5 0.4–0.6
 75–79 345 (7.7) 0.4 0.3–0.5
 ≥ 80 137 (3.1) 0.3 0.2–0.5
Social class
 I [Professional] 313 (7.1) 5.6 4.2–7.6
 II [Managerial/technical] 799 (18.1) 1.9 1.6–2.4
 III [(N) Skilled non-manual] 1333 (30.0) 2.1 1.7–2.6
 III [(M) Skilled Manual] 402 (9.1) 1.2 0.9–1.5
 IV [Partly skilled] 885 (20.0) 1.4 1.2–1.8
 V [Unskilled] 694 (15.7) - -
Current Marital status
 Never Married 76 (1.7) - -
 Married 3238 (73.1) 0.8 05–1.2
 Widow/Widower 712 (16.1) 1.5 0.9–2.4
 Divorced 220 (5.0) 1.5 0.9–2.6
 Separated 182 (4.1) 1.2 0.7–2.1
Highest Formal Educational Level
 None 493 (12.0) - -
 Basic/ MSLC# 1634 (39.8) 1.8 1.4–2.3
 Secondary 630 (15.4) 2.0 1.6–2.7
 Tertiary 1177 (28.7) 3.0 2.4–3.8
 Others 168 (4.1) 2.7 1.9–3.9
Ethnicity
 Ga-Dangme 188 (3.9) 2.1 1.4–3.0
 Akan 2283 (47.4) 1.6 1.3–2.0
 Ewe 763 (15.9) 1.5 1.2–1.9
 Guan 100 (2.1) 1.5 1.0–2.3
 Mole-Dagomba 846 (17.6) 0.7 0.5–0.9
 Other ethnic groups 633 (13.2) - -
Religion
 Christianity 3894 (86.8) 0.9 0.3–2.4
 Islam 480 (10.7) 0.6 0.2–1.5
 Traditional 94 (2.1) 0.1 0.0–0.3
 Others 19 (0.4) - -
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