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Table 4 Association between self-perception of weight and response to calorie information posting

From: Associations between self-perception of weight, food choice intentions, and consumer response to calorie information: a retrospective investigation of public health center clients in Los Angeles County before the implementation of menu-labeling regulation

  Crude Odds Ratio Adjusted Odds Ratio
  cOR (95%CI) aOR (95%CI)
Perception of calorie information posting
Outcome 2: Think calorie information should be posted   
(Yes vs No)
Desired versus current weight (in pounds)
 Desired weight less than current weight 1.2 (0.8, 1.8) 1.5 (0.8, 2.7)
 Desired weight greater than current weight 1.5 (0.8, 2.8) 1.2 (0.6, 2.5)
 Desired weight same as current weight 1.0 1.0
Outcome 3: Important to have calorie information listed on food items in grocery stores   
(Ref = Not important at all)
Desired versus current weight (in pounds)   
 Desired weight less than current weight   
Very important 2.4 (1.1, 5.4) 3.1 (0.9, 10.7)
Important 2.6 (1.1, 5.9) 3.7 (1.1, 13.3)
Somewhat important 2.3 (1.0, 5.4) 3.0 (0.8, 11.2)
 Desired weight greater than current weight   
Very important 0.5 (0.2, 1.2) 0.4 (0.2, 1.2)
Important 0.5 (0.2, 1.2) 0.3 (0.1, 1.1)
Somewhat important 0.7 (0.3, 1.8) 0.5 (0.2, 1.7)
 Desired weight same as current weight 1.0 1.0
Outcome 4: Important to have calorie information listed on meal menus in fast-food and chain restaurants   
(Ref = Not important at all)
Desired versus current weight (in pounds)   
 Desired weight less than current weight   
Very important 3.0 (1.3, 6.7) 3.4 (1.0, 11.4)
Important 1.9 (0.9, 4.4) 2.9 (0.9, 9.9)
Somewhat important 1.6 (0.7, 3.8) 2.2 (0.6, 8.0)
 Desired weight greater than current weight   
Very important 0.7 (0.3, 1.8) 0.7 (0.2, 2.3)
Important 0.6 (0.3, 1.8) 0.4 (0.1, 1.4)
Somewhat important 0.6 (0.2, 1.5) 0.5 (0.1, 1.6)
 Desired weight same as current weight 1.0 1.0
Use of calorie information posting
Outcome 5: Look at calorie information on food packages sold in grocery stores   
(Ref = Never)
Desired versus current weight (in pounds)   
Desired weight less than current weight   
Always 0.7 (0.4, 1.5) 1.2 (0.5, 3.2)
Most of the time 1.0 (0.5, 1.9) 1.8 (0.8, 4.3)
Sometimes 1.1 (0.6, 2.0) 1.5 (0.7, 3.3)
Rarely 1.0 (0.5, 1.9) 1.0 (0.4, 2.4)
Desired weight greater than current weight   
Always 0.3 (0.1, 0.8) 0.3 (0.1, 1.0)
Most of the time 0.5 (0.2, 1.2) 0.6 (0.2, 1.7)
Sometimes 0.6 (0.3, 1.4) 0.7 (0.3, 1.7)
Rarely 0.9 (0.4, 2.1) 0.9 (0.3, 2.3)
Desired weight same as current weight 1.0 1.0
  1. cOR crude odds ratio; aOR adjusted odds ratio; CI confidence interval; Ref reference