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Table 1 Distribution of the behavioral, demographic, and socioeconomic variables, prevalence of excess weight, odds ratios (OR), and confidence intervals (95% CI) in postmenopausal women in Maringa, Parana, Brazil, 2011

From: Excess weight and abdominal obesity in postmenopausal Brazilian women: a population-based study

Variables no. (%) Prevalence of excess weighta OR (95% CI) p
Age (years)
 45-54 110 (24.1) 68.2 1.0  
 55-64 260 (57.0) 73.8 1.32 (0.79–2.21) 0.17
 65-69 86 (18.9) 74.4 1.36 (0.69–2.67) 0.24
Years of schooling
 < 8 258 (56.6) 77.5 1.76 (1.14–2.37) < 0.01
 ≥8 198 (43.4) 66.2 1.0  
Marital status
 With partner 288 (63.2) 75.3 1.45 (0.93–2.25) 0.08
 Single 168 (36.8) 67.9 1.0  
Skin color
 White 388 (85.1) 73.2 1.0  
 Nonwhite 68 (14.9) 69.1 1.22 (0.89–1.26) 0.48
Social class
 A and B 179 (39.3) 69.8 1.0  
 C and D 277 (60.7) 74.4 1.25 (0.81–1.94) 0.28
Occupation
 Paid 242 (53.1) 67.8 1.0  
 Unpaid 214 (46.9) 78.0 1.69 (1.09–2.63) 0.01
Parity
 0, 1 or 2 186 (40.8) 65.1 1.0  
 3 or more 270 (59.2) 77.8 1.88 (1.21–2.91) < 0.01
Physical activity
 Sedentary 327 (71.7) 72.5 0.98 (0.60–1.59) 0.93
 Active 129 (28.3) 72.9 1.0  
Smoker
 Yes 55 (12.1) 65.5 1.0  
 No 401 (87.9) 73.6 0.93 (0.36–1.39) 0.21
Hormone therapy use
 Yes 84 (18.4) 63.1 1.0  
 No 372 (81.6) 74.7 1.73 (1.02–2.94) 0.03
  1. aBody mass index ≥ 25.0 kg/m2.