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Table 3 Association between BMI, perceived body weight, weight control concerns and behaviors with the scores of EDI subscales

From: Associations between body mass index, weight control concerns and behaviors, and eating disorder symptoms among non-clinical Chinese adolescents

  DT BD B
  β β β
BMI 0.2928*** 0.06184*** 0.2724***
Perceived weight 1.63*** 0.2533*** 1.3814***
Weight control concerns (Ever considered of it)    
   Avoid ate sweet foods 2.6918*** 0.3544*** 1.4333***
   Avoid ate fatty foods 2.8307*** 0.4293*** 1.7411***
   Skip staple food 3.3805*** 1.6154*** 2.0271***
   Exercise 2.6863*** 0.4730*** 1.8936***
   Diet pills, foods or tea 3.0375*** 1.6823*** 1.8895***
   Surgery 3.0761*** 2.4673*** 2.0619***
   Smoking 3.0181*** 3.6848*** 3.1996***
   Dieting 3.7800*** 1.4726*** 2.1925***
Weight control behaviors    
   Avoid ate sweet foods 2.2070*** 0.1054 1.1227***
   Avoid ate fatty foods 2.5170*** 0.2261* 1.4029***
   Skip staple food 3.3720*** 1.7260*** 2.0464***
   Excessive exercise 2.8508*** 0.3547*** 1.9823***
   Diet pills 3.0611*** 1.6111*** 1.8199***
   Diet foods or tea 3.1816*** 1.9024*** 1.8874***
   Surgery 2.9332*** 2.2534*** 1.8977***
   Smoking 2.9677*** 3.2909*** 2.9780***
   Dieting 3.7627*** 1.4649*** 2.1189***
  1. * P < 0.05, *** P < 0.001.
  2. 1 β: linear longitudinal regression coefficient. BMI: body mass index.
  3. 2 Mixed Model, other variables included in the model were gender, clustering effect of class, gender, parent's education and careers, as well as family income level.