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Table 1 Influence of determinants on reported readiness to lose weight, stratified by weight related health risk*

From: Overweight and obese adults have low intentions of seeking weight-related care: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristic Mild WRHR Moderate WRHR Severe WRHR
  N = 175 N = 204 N = 66
  Ready Not ready Ready Not ready Ready Not ready
  N = 102 N = 73 N = 101 N = 103 N = 42 N = 24
Age category, n (%) P = 0.121 P = 0.044 P = 0.559
  20 – 39.9 28(73.7) 10(26.3) 21(67.7) 10(32.3) 5(55.6) 4(44.4)
  40 – 49.9 17(51.5) 16(48.5) 13(59.1) 9(40.9) 5(55.6) 4(44.4)
  50 – 59.9 26(60.5) 17(39.5) 23(52.3) 21(47.7) 9(81.8) 2(18.2)
  60+ 31(50.8) 30(49.2) 44(41.1) 63(58.9) 23(62.2) 14(37.8)
Gender, n (%) P = 0.002 P = 0.003 P = 0.670
  Male 47(48.0) 51(52.0) 42(39.6) 64(60.4) 18(66.7) 9(33.3)
  Female 55(71.4) 22(28.6 59(60.2) 39(39.8) 24(61.5) 15(38.5)
Ethnic background, n (%) P = 0.197 P = 0.649 P = 0.548
  Western 8(80.0) 2(20.0) 3(50.0) 3(50.0) 1(33.3) 2(66.7)
  Non-Western 94(57.0) 71(43.0) 98(49.5) 100(50.5) 41(65.1) 22(34.9)
Educational level, n (%) P = 0.996 P = 0.002 P = 0.754
  Low (primary, lower vocational) 7(58.3) 5(41.7) 6(20.0) 24(80.0) 6(60.0) 4(40.0)
  Advanced (secondary, pre-university) 58(58.6) 41(41.4) 61(50.8) 59(49.2) 26(66.7) 13(33.3)
  High (bachelor’s degree or more) 33(57.9) 24(42.1) 29(60.4) 19(39.6) 8(57.1) 6(42.9)
Marital status, n (%) P = 0.491 P = 0.234 P = 0.039
  Married 75(55.6) 60(44.4) 68(47.6) 75(52.5) 24(63.2) 14(36.8)
  Divorced 7(63.6) 4(36.4) 9(45.0) 11(55.0) 8(88.9) 1(11.1)
  Widowed 3(60.0) 2(40.0) 8(44.4) 10(55.6) 6(85.7) 1(14.3)
  Never married 16(72.7) 6(27.3) 16(69.6) 7(30.4) 4(33.3) 8(66.7)
Net monthly household income, n (%) P = 0.484 P = 0.005 P = 0.978
  Up to €1450 11(61.1) 7(38.9) 11(39.3) 17(60.7) 10(62.5) 6(37.5)
  €1450 < €2100 21(50.0) 21(50.0) 28(44.4) 35(55.6) 7(58.3) 5(41.7)
  €2100 < €2900 28(54.9) 23(45.1) 24(40.7) 35(59.3) 13(61.9) 8(38.1)
  €2900 + 40(64.5) 22(35.5) 38(70.4) 16(29.6) 10(66.7) 5(33.3)
Physical activity, n (%) P = 0.046 P = 0.864 P = 0.587
  < 5 days/week 63(65.0) 34(35.0) 61(50.0) 61(50.0) 29(65.9) 15(34.1)
  ≥ 5 days/week 39(50.0) 39(50.0) 40(48.8) 42(51.2) 13(59.1) 9(40.9)
Accurate perception of weight, n (%) P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P = 0.615
  No 40(38.5) 64(61.5) 36(33.6) 71(66.4) 5(62.5) 3(37.5)
  Yes 61(88.4) 8(11.6) 65(67.7) 31(32.3) 37(63.8) 21(36.2)
Self-perceived general health, n (%) P = 0.474 P = 0.536 P = 0.532
  Poor/Fair 5(50.0) 5(50.0) 18(50.0) 18(50.0) 15(71.4) 6(28.6)
  Good 51(63.0) 30(37.0) 65(51.2) 62(48.8) 22(62.9) 13(37.1)
  Very good/excellent 43(54.4) 36(45.6) 16(41.0) 23(59.0) 4(50.0) 4(50.0)
Perceive dietitian as suitable caregiver, n (%) P = 0.082 P = 0.291 P = 0.461
  No 8(88.9) 1(11.1) 6(75.0) 2(25.0) 4(44.4) 5(55.6)
  Yes 82(56.9) 62(43.1) 88(53.0) 78(47.0) 30(62.5) 18(37.5)
Expectations of dietitian score P = 0.186 P = 0.007 P = 0.189
  mean ± sd 3.5 ± 0.5 3.6 ± 0.5 3.6 ± 0.4 3.4 ± 0.5 3.6 ± 0.4 3.4 ± 0.5
Trust-rating in dietitians P = 0.489 P = 0.197 P = 0.941
  mean ± sd 7.5 ± 0.9 7.3 ± 1.3 7.4 ± 1.0 7.2 ± 1.1 6.9 ± 1.9 7.0 ± 1.3
  1. *Unadjusted results from bivariate analysis.