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Distinct association between educational attainment and overweight/obesity in unmarried and married women: evidence from a population-based study in Japan

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2017
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Title
Distinct association between educational attainment and overweight/obesity in unmarried and married women: evidence from a population-based study in Japan
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BMC Public Health, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4912-5
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Keiko Murakami, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Hideki Hashimoto

Abstract

Associations between education and obesity have been consistently reported among women in developed countries, but few studies have considered the influence of marital status and husbands' education. This study aimed to examine differences in the association between education and overweight/obesity by marital status and to determine the contribution of husbands' education to overweight/obesity among community-dwelling Japanese women. A questionnaire survey was conducted from 2010 to 2011 among residents aged 25-50 years in Japanese metropolitan areas. Of 2145 women who agreed to participate and completed the survey, 582 were unmarried and 1563 were married. Overweight/obesity was defined as body mass index ≥25 kg/m2. Multiple logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine whether women's or their husbands' education was associated with overweight/obesity after adjusting for age, work status, and equivalent income. The prevalence of overweight/obesity was 11.9% among unmarried women and 10.3% among married women. Women's own education was significantly associated with overweight/obesity among unmarried women but not among married women. The multivariate-adjusted odds ratio of high school education or lower compared with university education or higher was 3.21 (95% confidence interval: 1.59-6.51) among unmarried women. Among married women, husbands' education was significantly associated with overweight/obesity: women whose husbands' educational attainment was high school or lower had significantly higher odds of overweight/obesity than did those whose husbands had a university education or higher (1.67, 95% confidence interval: 1.10-2.55). Among married women whose educational attainment was college or higher, women whose husbands' educational attainment was high school or lower had a significantly higher risk for overweight/obesity when compared with women whose husbands' educational attainment was college or higher. Associations between women's own education and overweight/obesity varied by marital status, and husbands' educational level was important for married women's overweight/obesity. These findings indicate that the social influences bound to educational background affect women's overweight/obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 24%
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Researcher 2 5%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 15 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 17%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 5%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 17 40%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 January 2018.
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#3,910,201
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#3,990
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#109,934
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#308
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