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Table 2 Allocation of professions with high, medium and low occupational prestige to six photographs by human resource professionals

From: Stigmatization of obese individuals by human resource professionals: an experimental study

Occupational prestige Observed N (%) Expected N (%) in German Societya Residualb PValue Expected N (%) in an Unbiased Society Residualb PValue
  Obese Women (n = 127)
High 3 (2.4) 20.8 (16.3) −17.8   42.3 (33.3) −39.3  
Medium 24 (18.9) 41.6 (32.8) −17.6 <.001 42.3 (33.3) −18.3 <.001
Low 100 (78.7) 64.5 (50.8) 35.5   42.3 (33.3) 57.7  
  Obese Men (n = 126)
High 7 (5.5) 35.4 (28.1) −28.4   42 (33.3) −35  
Medium 32 (25.4) 42 (33.3) −10 <.001 42 (33.3) −10 <.001
Low 87 (69.1) 48.6 (38.6) 38.4   42 (33.3) 45  
  Non-ethnic Normal-weight Women (n = 124)
High 54 (43.6) 20 (26.3) 34   41.3 (33.3) 12.7  
Medium 38 (30.6) 71.4 (57.4) −33.4 <.001 41.3 (33.3) −3.3 .044
Low 32 (25.8) 32.6 (16.4) −.6   41.3 (33.3) −9.3  
  Non-ethnic Normal-weight Men (n = 126)
High 64 (50.8) 41.0 (32.5) 23.1   42 (33.3) 22  
Medium 43 (34.1) 66.7 (52.9) −23.7 <.001 42 (33.3) 1 <.001
Low 19 (15.1) 18.4 (14.6) .6   42 (33.3) −23  
  Ethnic Normal-weight Women (n = 127)
High 26 (20.4) 19.1 (15.5) 7   42.3 (33.3) −16.3  
Medium 69 (54.3) 57.2 (44.8) 11.9 .003 42.3 (33.3) 26.7 <.001
Low 32 (25.2) 50.8 (39.8) −18.8   42.3 (33.3) −10.3  
  Ethnic Normal-weight Men (n = 126)
High 57 (45.2) 18.9 (15.5) 18.9   42 (33.3) 15  
Medium 53 (42.2) 56.7 (44.8) −3.7 <.001 42 (33.3) 11 <.001
Low 16 (12.6) 50.4 (39.8) −34.4   42 (33.3) −26  
  1. aaccording to data from the representative German Federal Health Survey 1998/1999.
  2. bvalues ≥ ± 2.0 correspond to p ≤ .05, values ≥ ± 2.3 correspond to p ≤ .01.