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Table 4 Multiple regression models of adjusted mean BMI and life-course socio-economic status

From: Life-course socio-economic status and adult BMI in Ghana; analysis of the WHO study on global ageing and adult health (SAGE)

Socio-economic status Adjusted BMIa p-value
Education
Mother’s Own   0.0339
  < Primary < Primary 21.48 -
  > = Primary < Primary 23.10 0.36
  < Primary > = Primary 23.27 0.01
  > = Primary > = Primary 23.90 0.04
Father’s Own   0.0062
  < Primary < Primary 21.45 -
  > = Primary < Primary 23.13 0.11
  < Primary > = Primary 22.84 0.09
  > = Primary > = Primary 24.39 0.0007
Employment
 Mother’s Own   0.0852
  Unemployed Unemployed 21.63 -
  Employed Unemployed 23.64 0.33
  Unemployed Employed 23.58 0.02
  Employed Employed 23.65 0.37
 Father’s Own   < .0001
  Unemployed Unemployed 21.17 -
  Employed Unemployed 25.28 0.001
  Unemployed Employed 24.57 0.0002
  Employed Employed 23.48 0.039
  1. aAdjusted for age, smoking, alcohol, health status, residence, and marital status
  2. Bold indicates significance p value ≤ 0.05