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Table 3 Usage of stress coping strategies (SCI)

From: Stress-induced hyperphagia: empirical characterization of stress-overeaters

Coping strategies Total sample
Mean (±sd)
Stress-overeater
Mean (±sd)
Stress-undereater
Mean (±sd)
Stress-insensitive eater
Mean (±sd)
Mean difference between groups
p-value*
Positive thinking 10.4 (±2.3) 10.2 (±1.3) 10.5 (±2.3) 10.6 (±2.3) 0.06
Active stress coping 10.7 (±2.3) 10.5 (±2.2) 10.8 (±2.3) 11.0 (±2.4) 0.12
Social support 12.8 (±2.7) 12.7 (±2.8) 12.9 (±2.9) 12.8 (±2.5) 0.55
Increased alcohol and cigarette consumption 7.4 (±1.2) 7.4 (±1.2) 7.3 (±1.2) 7.5 (±1.0) 0.30
Keeping faith 7.2 (±2.6) 7.2 (±2.6) 7.2 (±2.8) 7.0 (±2.6) 0.54
  1. *p-values were calculated applying the Kruskal–Wallis test