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Table 5 Current Dieting according to socio-demographic variables, BMI distribution and LTPAa,b,c

From: Body image satisfaction and weight concerns among a Mediterranean adult population

  Yes No P
Men (n = 451) 14.0 86.0  
 Age (years)
  18–35 10.7 89.3 0.107
  36–55 16.3 83.7  
 Origin
  Balearic Islands 13.0 87.0 0.460
  Regions of Spain 13.6 86.4  
  South America 12.5 87.5  
  Other countries 0.0 100.0  
 Educational level
  Low 10.7 89.3 0.964
  Medium 12.5 87.5  
  High 12.3 87.7  
 Professional profile
  Student 12.0 88.0 0.972
  Unemployed 11.5 88.5  
  Employed 12.7 87.3  
 BMI (kg/m2)
  Normal-weight 7.1 92.9 0.001
  Overweight 15.6 84.4  
  Obesity 24.5 75.5  
 LTPA
  Yes 14.5 85.5 0.038
  No 7.3 92.7  
Women (n = 630) 15.3 84.7  
 Age (years)
  18–35 14.2 85.8 0.316
  36–55 17.1 82.9  
 Origin
  Balearic Islands 15.9 84.1 0.368
  Regions of Spain 10.9 89.1  
  South America 19.7 80.3  
  Other countries 13.0 87.0  
 Educational level
  Low 16.7 83.3 0.782
  Medium 16.0 84.0  
  High 14.1 85.9  
 Professional profile    
  Student 14.2 85.8 0.616
  Unemployed 19.6 80.4  
  Employed 15.0 85.0  
 BMI (kg/m2)
  Normal-weight 10.5 89.5 <0.001
  Overweight 20.9 79.1  
  Obesity 34.3 65.7  
 LTPA
  Yes 17.2 82.8 0.227
  No 13.7 86.3  
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, LTPA leisure-time physical activity
  2. aValues are expressed as percentages
  3. bSignificant trends between Weight Estimation groups have been evaluated by χ 2
  4. cSignificant trends between males and females have been evaluated by χ 2: †p < 0.05; ‡p < 0.01; §p < 0.001
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