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Table 2 Association between stress-driven eating behaviour and obesity measures (body mass index, waist circumference, overweight, obesity and abdominal obesity)

From: Stress-related eating, obesity and associated behavioural traits in adolescents: a prospective population-based cohort study

Measure or degree of obesity Girls Boys
  Non-stress-driven eaters n = 2026 Stress-driven eaters n = 1538   Non-stress-driven eaters n = 2757 Stress-driven eaters n = 496  
  Mean (95% CI) n (%) Mean (95% CI) n (%) p2-test) Mean (95% CI) n (%) Mean (95% CI) n (%) p2-test)
Body mass index (kg/m 2 ) 21.0 (20.8, 21.1)   21.4 (21.3, 21.6)    21.0 (20.9, 21.1)   21.8 (21.4, 22.1)   
Waist circumference (cm) 71.4 (71.1, 71.8)   72.6 72.1, 73.0)    75.5 (75.1, 75.8)   77.2 (76.2, 78.2)   
Normal weight + underweight   1757 (87.4)   1296 (84.7)    2285 (83.8)   388 (78.5)  
Overweight   208 (10.3)   177 (11.6)    336 (12.3)   77 (15.6)  
Obesity   45 (2.2)   58 (3.8) 0.010   106 (3.9)   29 (5.9) 0.012
Abdominal obesity   215 (12.1)   198 (14.7)    236 (9.7)   58 (13.5)  
No abdominal obesity   1566 (87.9)   1152 (85.3) 0.037   2194 (90.3)   371 (86.5) 0.020