Table 4

 Odds ratios for the associations of role histories, early BMI, and childhood social class with obesity at age 53

NSHD 1946 birth cohort womenn = 1276UnadjustedAdjusted for BMI at age 26Adjusted for BMI at age 26 + childhood social class
OR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
Role histories
Multiple roles5071.001.001.00
Childless1371.140.73, 1.771.210.72, 2.031.230.73, 2.08
Homemaker1292.251.50, 3.402.011.24, 3.272.001.23, 3.27
Lone mothers2100.970.66, 1.431.150.73, 1.791.130.72, 1.76
Remarried mothers1641.040.68, 1.581.210.75, 1.951.190.74, 1.93
Intermittent employed married mothers1291.551.01, 2.381.811.10, 2.981.791.09, 2.96
p value0.0020.050.05
BMI age 26 12761.601.50, 1.701.591.50, 1.701.591.49, 1.70
p value<0.001<0.001<0.001