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Table 1 Percentage of overweight or obese individuals who perceived their weight as too high according to sex, actual weight status, and socioeconomic status (SES).

From: Association between weight perception and socioeconomic status among adults in the Seychelles

   Education Occupation Income
Sex SES N % p N % p N % p
Overweight           
M Low 60 28.3 0.062 44 29.5 0.016 31 22.6 0.038
  Intermediate 98 36.7   125 32.8   144 36.8  
  High 53 45.3   42 54.8   36 47.2  
F Low 68 35.3 0.000 110 40.9 0.000 93 48.4 0.087
  Intermediate 107 54.2   80 63.8   121 58.7  
  High 51 82.4   36 77.8   12 66.7  
Obese           
M Low 22 59.1 0.001 14 71.4 0.105 15 66.7 0.055
  Intermediate 43 72.1   63 73.0   56 73.2  
  High 24 100.0   12 100.0   18 94.4  
F Low 98 73.5 0.003 152 79.0 0.039 119 82.4 0.433
  Intermediate 112 87.5   68 86.8   124 81.5  
  High 46 91.3   36 91.7   13 100.0  
Overweight or obese
M Low 82 36.6 0.001 58 39.7 0.009 46 37.0 0.009
  Intermediate 141 47.5   188 46.3   200 47.0  
  High 77 62.3   54 64.8   54 63.0  
F Low 166 57.8 0.000 262 63.0 0.000 212 67.5 0.157
  Intermediate 219 71.2   148 74.3   245 70.2  
  High 97 86.6   72 84.7   25 84.0