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Table 3 Influence of determinants on reported intention to use weight-related care*

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

  Intention to use weight-related care from a care provider
Characteristic Yes No
  N = 26 N = 219
Age category, n (%) P = 0.090
  20 – 39.9 4(7.4) 50(92.6)
  40 – 49.9 5(14.3) 30(85.7)
  50 – 59.9 2(3.5) 56(96.6)
  60+ 15(15.3) 83(84.7)
Gender, n (%) P = 0.491
  Male 13(12.2) 94(87.9)
  Female 13(9.4) 125(90.6)
Ethnic background, n (%) P = 0.622
  Western 26(11.2) 207(88.8)
  Non-Western 0(0.0) 12(100)
Educational level, n (%) P = 0.208
  Low (primary, lower vocational) 4(21.1) 15(78.9)
  Advanced (secondary, pre university) 15(10.3) 130(89.7)
  High (bachelor’s degree or more) 5(7.1) 65(92.9)
Marital status, n (%) P = 0.226
  Married 14(8.4) 153(91.6)
  Divorced 3(12.5) 21(87.5)
  Widowed 4(23.5) 13(76.5)
  Never married 5(13.9) 31(86.1)
Net monthly household income, n (%) P = 0.920
  Up to €1450 3(9.4) 29(90.6)
  €1450 < €2100 7(12.5) 49(87.5)
  €2100 < €2900 7(10.8) 58(89.2)
  €2900 + 8(9.1) 80(90.9)
Physical activity, n (%) P = 0.596
  < 5 days/week 15(9.8) 138(90.2)
  ≥ 5 days/week 11(12.0) 81(88.0)
Accurate perception of weight, n (%) P = 0.560
  No 7(8.6) 74(91.4)
  Yes 18(11.0) 145(89.0)
Self-perceived general health, n (%) P = 0.016
  Poor/Fair 8(21.1) 30(78.9)
  Good 15(10.9) 123(89.1)
  Very good/excellent 2(3.2) 61(96.8)
Weight-related Health Risk: P < 0.001
  Mild 2(2.0) 100(98.0)
  Moderate 11(10.9) 90(89.1)
  Severe or very severe 13(31.0) 29(69.1)
Perceive dietitian as suitable caregiver, n (%) P = 0.440
  No 1(5.6) 17(94.4)
  Yes 23(11.5) 177(88.5)
Expectations of dietitian score P = 0.404
  mean ± sd 3.5 ± 0.4 3.5 ± 0.4
Trust-rating in dietitians P = 0.804
  mean ± sd 7.3 ± 1.7 7.4 ± 1.1
  1. *Unadjusted results from bivariate analysis. The data involves persons with an increased weight related health risk and reported readiness to lose weight.