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Table 3 Odds ratios and 95% CI for adiposity according to tertiles of 24-h urinary potassium among Iranian children and adolescents aged 11–18 years, Isfahan, Iran

From: Sodium and potassium intakes and adiposity among Iranian pre-adolescents and adolescents: a cross-sectional study

Tertiles of urinary potassium
Total T1 T2 T3
Crude 1 1.13 (0.50–2.59) 1.38 (0.52–3.68)
Model I 1 1.14 (0.50–2.62) 1.37 (0.51–3.68)
Model II 1 0.78 (0.32–1.92) 0.94 (0.32–2.79)
Model III 1 0.69 (0.28–1.72) 0.57 (0.18–1.81)
Age groups
Children (11–14 years)
  Crude 1 2.06 (0.55- 3.97) 5.16 (2.98- 9.45)
  Model I 1 1.59 (0.72- 3.48) 4.67 (2.85- 9.89)
  Model II 1 1.45 (0.84–3.56) 2.63 (1.45- 5.65)
  Model III 1 0.91 (0.66- 1.84) 0.56 (0.18- 1.49)
Adolescents (15–18 years)
 Crude 1 1.81 (0.65- 3.34) 5.11 (2.74- 9.54)
 Model I 1 1.67 (0.96- 3.42) 4.51 (2.95- 9.69)
 Model II 1 1.52 (0.75–3.95) 2.48 (1.57- 5.39)
 Model III 1 0.99 (0.35- 1.96) 0.49 (0.17- 1.95)
  1. Model I: adjusted for age and sex
  2. Model II: further adjusted for parents’ educational level, household income and physical activity
  3. Model III: more adjustment for SSB and total calorie intake