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Table 3 Prevalence (95 % CI) of High WHR category by socio-demographic characteristics

From: Body mass index, waist-hip ratio and risk of chronic medical condition in the elderly population: results from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) Study

Variable High WHR
Odds Ratio (95 % CI) P Value
Age Group (in years)
75–84 0.8 (0.6,1.3) 0.479
85+ 1.2 (0.7,2.1) 0.48
60–74 1 (reference)   
Ethnicity
Malay 1.2 (0.9,1.6) 0.217
Indian 1.9 (1.4,2.5) <.0001
Others 1.4 (0.5,3.4) 0.512
Chinese 1 (reference)   
Gender    
Women 0.8 (0.6,1.2) 0.367
Men 1 (reference)   
Marital Status
Never Married 0.8 (0.5,1.5) 0.525
Widowed 0.9 (0.6,1.3) 0.547
Divorced/Separated 0.8 (0.4,1.4) 0.418
Married/Cohabiting 1 (reference)   
Education
None 2.1 (1.1,3.8) 0.016
Some, but did not complete primary 2.2 (1.3,3.6) 0.002
Completed primary 1.6 (0.9,2.6) 0.051
Completed secondary 1.8 (1.1,2.9) 0.024
Completed tertiary 1 (reference)   
Employment Status
Unemployed 0.8 (0.3,2.3) 0.627
Homemaker 1.9 (1.1,3.0) 0.011
Retired 1.30 (0.9,1.9) 0.14
Paid work (part-time and full-time) 1 (reference)