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Table 2 Change in body mass index before, during and after retirement transition by physical work characteristics in men

From: Change in body mass index during transition to statutory retirement: an occupational cohort study

   Time in relation to retirement
   Pre-retirement (w−2 vs. w−3) Retirement transition (w+1 vs. w−1) Post-retirement (w+3 vs. w+2)
   Mean changea 95% CI Mean changea 95% CI Mean changea 95% CI
Total Model 1 0.29 0.13 0.46 −0.11 −0.22 −0.01 −0.03 −0.23 0.17
(n = 1116) Model 2 0.30 0.12 0.44 −0.11 −0.22 −0.01 0.07 −0.14 0.28
Sedentary Model 1 0.21 −0.04 0.46 −0.18 −0.30 −0.05 −0.0004 −0.29 0.29
(n = 414) Model 2 0.26 0.003 0.52 −0.19 −0.32 −0.07 0.08 −0.23 0.38
Diverse Model 1 0.44 0.20 0.68 −0.05 −0.20 0.11 0.01 −0.28 0.31
(n = 555) Model 2 0.40 0.14 0.65 −0.03 −0.18 0.12 0.13 −0.16 0.43
Physically heavy Model 1 0.07 −0.41 0.55 −0.20 −0.63 0.23 −0.34 −1.01 0.32
(n = 147) Model 2 0.06 −0.51 0.63 −0.19 −0.64 0.26 −0.22 −0.91 0.46
  1. Data are centered at retirement: w−1, w−2, and w−3 refer to survey waves before retirement, and w+1, w+2 and w+3 refer to survey waves after retirement. a Change is estimated over 4 years of time. Model1: adjusted for retirement age and socioeconomic position Model 2: Model 1 + adjusted for physical activity, alcohol use and smoking as time-varying covariates and marital status, body mass index, number of chronic diseases and job strain before retirement.