Table 2—

Comparisons of BMI, weight perceptions, and dissatisfaction by weight control behavior categories

nBMI
Weight perception
Weight dissatisfaction
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
Females
 Weight control behavior category
  None525.18.33.0a0.72.0a1.2
  Only healthy3524.04.63.2a0.62.9a1.5
  Unhealthy1124.02.63.8ab0.53.8ab1.1
  Very unhealthy1226.54.74.1b0.64.2b1.6
P = 0.460P < 0.001P = 0.005
Males
 Weight control behavior category
  None3222.4a2.52.7a0.52.21.4
  Only healthy2623.9a3.63.1b0.72.31.3
  Unhealthy922.5a3.43.3b0.52.31.1
  Very unhealthy231.5b14.63.0ab1.44.01.4
P = 0.006P = 0.013P = 0.314
  • Different superscripts are used to denote statistically significant differences (P < 0.05) between categories using post hoc Tukey multiple comparison tests.