Table 5

Crude and adjusted multinomial logistic regression analysis (reference category = normal weight) for overweight and obesity according to criteria proposed by WHO for Brazilian adolescents
WHO
Overweight Obesity
% OR (95% CI) OR* (95% CI) % OR (95% CI) OR* (95% CI)
Sex
Male 12.5 0.99 (0.93-1.06) 1.04 (0.97, 1.11) 7.2 1.38 (1.26-1.52) 1.48 (1.35, 1.62)
Female 12.7 1 1 5.3 1 1
Age group (years)
11-12 14.0 1.58 (1.43-1.75) 1.84 (1.66, 2.04) 8.2 2.28 (1.96-2.64) 2.81 (2.42, 3.27)
13-14 12.1 1.28 (1.15-1.42) 1.45 (1.30, 1.61) 5.2 1.35(1.15-1.57) 1.58 (1.34, 1.85)
15-17 9.8 1 1 4.0 1 1
Geographic Region
Northeastern 10.4 0.94 (0.82-1.09) 0.94 (0.81, 1.08) 5.5 1.24 (1.01-1.52) 1.22 (1.00, 1.50)
Midwestern 12.2 1.14 (1.00-1.30) 1.16 (1.01, 1.31) 6.0 1.39 (1.15-1.67) 1.39 (1.15, 1.69)
Southeastern 12.0 1.12 (1.00-1.25) 1.13 (1.01, 1.26) 6.2 1.43 (1.20-1.69) 1.43 (1.21, 1.70)
Southern 15.7 1.57 (1.40-1.77) 1.77 (1.57, 1.99) 8.2 2.02 (1.70-2.40) 2.47 (2.07, 2.94)
Northern 11.1 1 1 4.5 1 1

* Odds ratio adjusted for all variables.

Note: Bold - variables with p-value <0.05 in the Wald test. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval.

Pelegrini et al.

Pelegrini et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:5   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-5

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