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Table 3 Mean BIPQ scores in the 3 study groups stratified by gender

From: Comparison of perceptions of obesity among adults with central obesity with and without additional cardiometabolic risk factors and among those who were formally obese, 3 years after screening for central obesity

  Male Female
  Persistent cardiometabolic risk group (n = 80) Persistent obesity group (n = 63) Improved cardiometabolic risk group (n = 49) Persistent cardiometabolic risk group (n = 80) Persistent obesity group (n = 63) Improved cardiometabolic risk group (n = 49)
Consequence 4.0 (3.0) 3.5 (3.5) 3.0 (5.0) 4.0 (4.25) 4.0 (4.0) 2.0 (4.5)
Timeline 6.0 (3.25) 6.5 (3.5) 4.0 (2.75)*** 7.0 (3.5) 7.0 (2.75) 1.0 (2.5)***
Personal control 5.0 (3.0) 5.0 (0.75) 7.0 (3.75)* 5.0 (3.0) 5.0 (2.75) 8.0 (4.0)*
Behavioural control – physical activity 8.0 (4.0) 6.5 (5.5) 8.0 (3.0) 7.0 (2.0) 7.0 (3.0) 8.0 (3.0)
Identity 3.0 (4.0) 2.5 (3.25) 2.0 (4.0) 3.0 (5.0) 2.5 (5.0) 0.0 (1.5)**
Illness concern 4.0 (5.0) 3.5 (4.25) 5.0 (4.0) 4.0 (4.0) 4.0 (3.0) 2.0 (3.0)***
Behavioural control - diet 8.0 (3.0) 8.0 (2.75) 7.0 (3.0) 7.0 (3.5) 7.0 (4.0) 8.0 (4.0)
Emotional representation 2.0 (3.0) 2.5 (4.75) 2.0 (4.75) 3.0 (5.0) 3.5 (6.0) 2.0 (3.5)
  1. Data are reported as median (inter quartile range), range 0–10
  2. P-value for difference between persistent cardiometabolic risk and persistent obesity groups, unadjusted: * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001
  3. P-value for difference between persistent and improved cardiometabolic risk groups, unadjusted * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001