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Table 2 Associations (Odds Ratios) between sociodemographic variables and willingness to participate in weight-related research

From: Willingness to participate in weight-related research as reported by patients in PCORnet clinical data research networks

  Overall scale Diet and physical activity Medications Genetics Surgery
Age 0.98‡ 0.98‡ 0.99‡ 0.98‡ 0.98‡
Sex (ref: men) 1.59‡ 1.68‡ 1.31‡ 1.42‡ 1.32‡
Body Mass Index 1.13‡ 1.07‡ 1.12‡ 1.11‡ 1.12‡
Household Number 1.02 0.98 1.05† 0.99 1.07†
Marital Status
 Never Married (ref) (ref) (ref) (ref) (ref)
 Divorced/Separated 1.49‡ 1.08 1.47‡ 1.46‡ 1.76‡
 Widowed 0.94 0.94 0.95 0.97 1.03
 Married/Living with a Partner 1.24‡ 1.19* 1.14* 1.25† 1.20*
Highest Education
  < High School (ref) (ref) (ref) (ref) (ref)
 High School Grad 1.44* 1.52† 1.21 1.24 0.89
 Some College 1.72‡ 2.07‡ 1.16 1.73† 0.79
 College Degree 1.53† 2.37‡ 0.92 1.65† 0.57*
  > College Degree 1.54† 2.58‡ 0.80 1.94‡ 0.47‡
Race/Ethnicity
 White, Non-Hispanic (ref) (ref) (ref) (ref) (ref)
 Black, Non-Hispanic 0.97 1.31‡ 0.86* 0.73‡ 1.75‡
 Hispanic 1.14 1.21 0.88 1.18 1.47†
 Other, Non-Hispanic 1.10 1.33† 0.88 1.13 0.83
  1. Note. Five separate adjusted ordinal regression models were used, comparing sociodemographics with both overall willingness to participate in research and for each of 4 types of weight related research. Odds ratios represent the odds of a unit increase in the score presented. In addition to variables listed, regressions controlled for project site and general willingness to participate in research
  2. *p < 0.05; †p < 0.01; ‡p < .001