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Table 3 Likeliness for meeting public health guidelines for weight control, waist circumference and lifestyle behaviours

From: Phone and e-mail counselling are effective for weight management in an overweight working population: a randomized controlled trial

  OR (95% CI) p value
Body weight loss ≥ 5%   
Phone vs. Control 3.2* (2.1; 4.9) <0.001
Internet vs. Control 2.3* (1.5; 3.6) <0.001
Body weight gain >3%   
Phone vs. Control 0.7 (0.4; 1.3) 0.30
Internet vs. Control 0.7 (0.4; 1.2) 0.19
≥ 200 gram vegetables/day   
Phone vs. Control 1.0 (0.7; 1.7) 0.85
Internet vs. Control 0.9 (0.5; 1.4) 0.53
≥ 2 pieces fruit/day   
Phone vs. Control 1.1 (0.7; 1.6) 0.80
Internet vs. Control 0.9 (0.6; 1.4) 0.80
≥ 30 mins. PA/5 days a week   
Phone vs. Control 1.8* (1.3; 2.6) <0.001
Internet vs. Control 1.4 (0.97; 2.1) 0.07
  1. All analyses based on complete data. OR = odds ratio, PA = physical activity, *significant difference: p < 0.05.