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Table 2 Predictors of weight dissatisfaction in women and men

From: Gender differences in disordered eating and weight dissatisfaction in Swiss adults: Which factors matter?

  Weight dissatisfaction
Men (n = 7570) Women (n = 9516)
OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI)
Weight category Δ     
Normal weight 1   1  
Underweight 5.86*** (3.19-10.76) 0.71** (0.56-0.90)
Overweight 6.44*** (5.66-7.33) 6.91*** (6.17-7.74)
Obese 19.05*** (15.64-23.21) 15.97*** (13.21-19.29)
Age     
18-24 1   1  
25-34 1.13 (0.84-1.53) 1.02 (0.82-1.28)
35-44 1.19 (0.90-1.58) 0.87 (0.70-1.07)
45+ 0.93 (0.71-1.22) 0.71** (0.58-0.87)
Nationality     
Swiss 1   1  
Other nationalities 1.12 (0.95-1.31) 1.34*** (1.15-1.56)
Smoking     
Non-smoker 1   1  
Former smoker 1.24** (1.08-1.43) 1.57*** (1.39-1.77)
Smoker 1.01 (0.89-1.16) 1.28*** (1.34-1.44)
Education     
Compulsory schooling 1   1  
Secondary school 1.36** (1.09-1.68) 1.51*** (1.32-1.75)
College/university 1.99*** (1.59-2.49) 1.50*** (1.27-1.78)
Physical activity     
Inactive 1   1  
Partly active 1.20* (1.02-1.42) 1.32*** (1.16-1.51)
Active 0.90 (0.76-1.07) 1.16* (1.01-1.33)
  1. * = p < .05; ** = p < .01, *** = p < .001; Δ Normal weight = BMI 18.5 - <25, Underweight = BMI < 18.5, Overweight = BMI =25 - <30, Obese = BMI > =30.