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Table 3 Change in body mass index before, during and after retirement transition by physical work characteristics in women

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 0.41 0.31 0.51 0.15 0.10 0.20 0.10 −0.02 0.22
(n = 4310) Model 2 0.41 0.30 0.52 0.16 0.11 0.22 0.11 −0.01 0.23
Sedentary Model 1 0.45 0.23 0.67 0.02 −0.12 0.16 0.03 −0.37 0.43
(n = 623) Model 2 0.47 0.24 0.71 0.02 −0.12 0.16 0.03 −0.38 0.43
Diverse Model 1 0.38 0.26 0.50 0.14 0.08 0.20 0.10 −0.04 0.23
(n = 2984) Model 2 0.40 0.27 0.52 0.16 0.09 0.22 0.09 −0.05 0.23
Physically heavy Model 1 0.47 0.16 0.78 0.31 0.16 0.45 0.14 −0.12 0.41
(n = 703) Model 2 0.38 0.04 0.71 0.30 0.15 0.46 0.25 −0.04 0.53
  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. Model 1: 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