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Table 3 Multivariable logistic regression for factors associated with seniors that remained within their normal BMI1 range as freshmen based on deviating less than ± 3% in their absolute BMI (n = 388)

From: Lifestyle and psychosocial factors associated with maintenance of normal body mass index in college students: a cross sectional study

  OR2 (95% CI3)
Demographics
 Females (Ref. Males)4 0.99 (0.61, 1.61)
 Race (Ref. White)
  Black 5
  Asians 2.11 (0.77, 5.81)
  Other 0.66 (0.28, 1.58)
 Born outside US (Ref. US born) 1.20 (0.41, 3.52)
Exercise; 1 (never)—10 (daily) 0.99 (0.91, 1.08)
Dietary habits
 Consumed ≥ 3 meals/day (Ref. < 3 meals/day) 0.98 (0.62, 1.54)
 Never consumed fast food (Ref. at least once/week) 0.93 (0.58, 1.50)
 Never consumed beverages (Ref. at least once/week) 1.10 (0.69, 1.78)
 Never consumed alcoholic beverages (Ref. at least once/week) 0.90 (0.49, 1.64)
Tobacco consumption
 No (Ref. Yes) 0.97 (0.54, 1.74)
Psychosocial wellbeing; 1 (low)—10 (high) 1.31 (1.10, 1.55)**
Nagelkerke R2 0.07
  1. **p < 0.01; 1Normal BMI category according to CDC criteria; 2Odds ratio; 395% confidence interval; 4Other category was excluded; 5Statistics could not be computed as there were too few individuals