Table 5

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

NSHD 1946 birth cohort womenn = 1433UnadjustedAdjusted for early mental healthAdjusted for early mental health + childhood social class
OR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
Role histories
Multiple roles5471.001.001.00
Childless1591.160.77, 1.751.150.76, 1.731.170.77, 1.78
Homemaker1492.141.45, 3.142.171.47, 3.192.121.43, 3.13
Lone mothers2471.080.76, 1.541.070.75, 1.521.040.73, 1.49
Remarried mothers1831.060.71, 1.571.010.68, 1.500.980.65, 1.46
Intermittent employed married mothers1481.601.08, 2.391.631.09, 2.441.621.08, 2.43
p value0.0020.0010.002
Mental health between ages 15 and 32
No episodes7921.001.001.00
Minor episode(s)5351.291.01, 1.661.341.04, 1.731.361.05, 1.75
Major episode(s)831.490.91, 2.431.540.94, 2.541.560.95, 2.57
Missing230.910.33, 2.470.910.33, 2.500.740.25, 2.15
p value0.020.010.05