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Table 3 Multiple logistic regression analysis* of obesity (BMI greater than or equal to 30) in community medicine patients (N = 594)

From: Frequency of alcohol use and obesity in community medicine patients

  Odds Ratio (95% C.I.) p-value
Days/Week Exercise   
   None Reference  
   One to three 1.22 (0.81–1.86) 0.341
   Four or more 0.61 (0.37–1.01) 0.054
Usually can take care of own health   
   Strongly Agree Reference  
   Agree 1.32 (0.79–2.19) 0.286
   Not Sure 2.01 (1.05–3.82) 0.034
   Disagree 1.54 (0.88–2.71) 0.133
   Strongly disagree 1.14 (0.54–2.41) 0.722
Frequent mental distress   
   Less than 15 days Reference  
   15 days or more 1.56 (1.01–2.40) 0.043
Hours spent watching TV daily   
   Less than 3 Reference  
   3 to 7 hours 1.44 (0.97–2.12) 0.068
   8 or more 2.34 (1.23–4.46) 0.009
Number of cigarettes per day   
   None Reference  
   1 to 20 0.56 (0.35–0.89) 0.014
   More than 20 0.33 (0.16–0.68) 0.003
Drink days/month   
   None Reference  
   1 to 2 0.61 (0.35–1.05) 0.074
   3 or more 0.49 (0.25–0.96) 0.037
5+ Drinks/day per month   
   None Reference  
   1 to 2 1.13 (0.52–2.46) 0.764
   3 or more 0.91 (0.33–2.54) 0.856
  1. *Adjusted for age, places to walk, worried about having enough food, days with impaired activities of daily living.