TABLE 2

Maintenancesa and Incidenceb of Overweight or Obesity Status, by Strength of 2003 State Competitive Food Laws

Weight Measure2003 LawUnadjustedAdjusted
%95% CIRDc95% CIP Value
Maintenance
 Overweight
None80.178.1, 82.1
Weak79.077.4, 80.7−2.6−5.8, 0.5.10
Strong77.072.3, 81.8−4.8−9.4, -0.1.04
 Obesity
None74.170.4, 77.8
Weak74.571.9, 77.00.5−3.3, 4.2.81
Strong70.562.9, 78.2−7.7−16.0, 0.6.07
Incidence
 Overweight
None8.97.7, 10.1
Weak11.79.3, 14.22.40.8, 4.0.003
Strong7.55.8, 9.3−0.8−2.6, 0.9.35
 Obesity
None4.74.1, 5.4
Weak5.44.6, 6.30.1−1.1, 1.3.84
Strong5.44.0, 6.80.5−1.3, 2.3.60
  • —, referent category.

  • a Risk of remaining overweight/obese between fifth and eighth grade.

  • b Risk of developing overweight/obesity between fifth and eighth grade.

  • c Absolute difference in risk of maintaining or developing overweight/obesity, adjusted for race/ethnicity, gender, age, locale, SES, region, and 2003 state obesity prevalence.