Table 3—

Likelihood of diabetes and cardiovascular comorbidities by BMI and physical activity (MEPS 2000–2002)

Health conditionBMI
NormalOverweightObese, class I and IIObese, class III
Diabetes     
    Active 1.00 (ref) 1.65 (1.40–1.96) 3.62 (2.95–4.43) 8.37 (5.81–12.07) 
    Inactive 1.52 (1.25–1.86) 2.62 (2.18–3.16) 5.10 (4.34–6.00) 11.00 (8.61–14.04) 
Diabetes and heart disease     
    Active 1.00 (ref) 1.32 (0.97–1.80) 3.22 (2.34–4.43) 6.15 (3.42–11.04) 
    Inactive 1.83 (1.32–2.54) 3.19 (2.42–4.22) 5.62 (4.22–7.47) 11.97 (7.92–18.10) 
Diabetes and hypertension     
    Active 1.00 (ref) 1.84 (1.47–2.32) 4.80 (3.69–6.25) 11.59 (7.59–17.69) 
    Inactive 1.71 (1.32–2.19) 3.32 (2.63–4.19) 6.85 (5.49–8.54) 14.57 (10.89–19.50) 
Diabetes and hyperlipidemia     
    Active 1.00 (ref) 1.69 (1.22–2.35) 3.84 (2.69–5.49) 5.16 (2.68–9.91) 
    Inactive 1.27 (0.85–1.90) 2.55 (1.79–3.65) 5.36 (3.77–7.62) 9.33 (5.98–14.55) 
Health conditionBMI
NormalOverweightObese, class I and IIObese, class III
Diabetes     
    Active 1.00 (ref) 1.65 (1.40–1.96) 3.62 (2.95–4.43) 8.37 (5.81–12.07) 
    Inactive 1.52 (1.25–1.86) 2.62 (2.18–3.16) 5.10 (4.34–6.00) 11.00 (8.61–14.04) 
Diabetes and heart disease     
    Active 1.00 (ref) 1.32 (0.97–1.80) 3.22 (2.34–4.43) 6.15 (3.42–11.04) 
    Inactive 1.83 (1.32–2.54) 3.19 (2.42–4.22) 5.62 (4.22–7.47) 11.97 (7.92–18.10) 
Diabetes and hypertension     
    Active 1.00 (ref) 1.84 (1.47–2.32) 4.80 (3.69–6.25) 11.59 (7.59–17.69) 
    Inactive 1.71 (1.32–2.19) 3.32 (2.63–4.19) 6.85 (5.49–8.54) 14.57 (10.89–19.50) 
Diabetes and hyperlipidemia     
    Active 1.00 (ref) 1.69 (1.22–2.35) 3.84 (2.69–5.49) 5.16 (2.68–9.91) 
    Inactive 1.27 (0.85–1.90) 2.55 (1.79–3.65) 5.36 (3.77–7.62) 9.33 (5.98–14.55) 

Data are OR (95% CI). ORs were obtained from multivariate logistic regression models adjusting for age, sex, educational level, race, ethnicity, and smoking status.

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