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Table 3 Summary of self-perception of weight status using medicalised words versus silhouettes

From: Is social exposure to obesity associated with weight status misperception? Assessing Australians ability to identify overweight and obesity

  Medicalised Words Silhouettes Words vs Silhouettes
Matched n (%) Underestimated n (%) Overestimated n (%) p value Matched n (%) Underestimated n (%) Overestimated n (%) p value p value
Overall 528 (71.9) 148 (20.2) 58 (7.9) 469 (70.2) 84 (12.5) 116 (17.3) 0.450
Male 70 (64.2) 35 (32.1) 4 (3.7) < 0.001 60 (60.6) 19 (19.2) 20 (20.2) 0.045 0.591
Female 455 (73.4) 111 (17.9) 54 (8.7) 407 (72.0) 65 (11.5) 93 (16.3) 0.602
Regional/Remote 342 (70.4) 102 (21.0) 42 (8.7) 0.369 313. (69.6) 51 (11.3) 86 (19.2) 0.110 0.712
Major City 184 (75.4) 44 (18.0) 16 (6.6) 155 (72.4) 31 (14.5) 28 (13.0) 0.468
HP 264 (73.7) 66 (18.4) 28 (7.8) 0.552 235 (71.6) 39 (11.9) 54 (16.3) 0.763 0.538
Non-HP 248 (70.9) 76 (21.7) 26 (7.4) 223 (69.5) 44 (13.7) 54 (16.8) 0.695
Underweight 5 (31.3) 0 11 (68.8) < 0.001a 8 (50) 0 8 (50.0) < 0.001a 0.280
Healthy weight 311 (85.2) 10 (2.7) 44 (12.1) 258 (79.1) 23 (7.1) 45 (13.8) 0.037
Overweight 133 (74.3) 43 (24.0) 3 (1.7) 60 (37.3) 39 (24.2) 62 (38.5) < 0.001
Obese 79 (45.5) 95 (54.6) 0 143 (86.7) 22 (13.3) 0 < 0.001
  1. aMatched vs not matched