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Table 4 Adjusted Odds Ratios (95% confidential intervals) of presenting weight control concerns and behaviors among underweight, overweight and obese adolescents compared to their normal weight counterparts

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

  Normal weight Underweight Overweight Obesity
Weight control concerns(Ever considered of it)     
   Avoid ate sweet foods 1.0 0.34 (0.24-0.49) 1.73 (1.37-2.18) 1.84 (1.32-2.58)
   Avoid ate fatty foods 1.0 0.38 (0.28-0.52) 1.79 (1.40-2.29) 2.88 (1.96-4.23)
   Skip staple food 1.0 0.39 (0.21-0.73) 1.77 (1.29-2.42) 1.81 (1.13-2.89)
   Exercise 1.0 0.28 (0.20-0.38) 2.68 (2.05-3.50) 3.68 (2.42-5.60)
   Diet pills, foods or tea 1.0 0.56 (0.32-0.99) 1.45 (1.02-2.05) 2.48 (1.56-3.95)
   Surgery 1.0 0.60 (0.22-1.64) 1.55 (0.88-2.74) 2.99 (1.53-5.84)
   Smoking 1.0 1.12 (0.34-3.69) 0.78 (0.27-2.21) 1.32 (0.40-4.39)
   Dieting 1.0 0.23 (0.13-0.42) 1.82 (1.38-2.41) 3.40 (2.31-5.01)
Weight control behaviors     
   Avoid ate sweet foods 1.0 0.44 (0.30-0.64) 1.48 (1.17-1.87) 1.77 (1.26-2.48)
   Avoid ate fatty foods 1.0 0.46 (0.34-0.64) 1.35 (1.07-1.70) 1.55 (1.11-2.16)
   Skip staple food 1.0 0.49 (0.26-0.91) 1.73 (1.22-2.43) 2.09 (1.29-3.39)
   Excessive exercise 1.0 0.24 (0.17-0.33) 2.94 (2.26-3.83) 3.71 (2.50-5.51)
   Diet pills 1.0 0.59 (0.33-1.06) 1.46 (1.00-2.13) 3.05 (1.90-4.90)
   Diet foods or tea 1.0 0.68 (0.29-1.56) 1.66 (1.01-2.73) 1.19 (0.51-2.77)
   Surgery 1.0 0.69 (0.25-1.92) 1.62 (0.89-2.98) 3.24 (1.61-6.53)
   Smoking 1.0 0.49 (0.07-3.63) 1.10 (0.38-3.15) 1.23 (0.29-5.20)
   Dieting 1.0 0.21 (0.11-0.42) 1.98 (1.47-2.67) 3.36 (2.22-5.09)
  1. 1 Abbreviations: CI, confidence interval.
  2. 2 The odds ratios (95% CI) shown in the table are from the logistic regression analyses, statistically controlling for the effects of sex, age, parental educational level, employment status of the mother or father, and family income. Normal weight adolescents are used as the reference group.