Table 6: Prevalence (%) of reported use of specific weight control practices with 95% confidence intervals (CI) among 15-year-old overweight adolescents who have done something to control their weight during the last 12 months by survey year.

Overweight boysOverweight girls
200220062010200220062010

Weight control practice % (95% CI)
 Exercise83.388.988.294.5100.094.2
(65.1–93.1)(74.0–95.7)(71.8–95.7)(84.2–98.3)(85.5–97.8)
 Skipped meals43.944.432.448.140.452.2
(29.2–59.7)(29.5–60.4)(19.0–49.3)(36.1–60.4)(28.2–53.8)(40.1–64.1)
 Fasting4.98.311.811.114.815.4
(1.2–17.5)(2.9–21.6)(4.3–28.2)(5.4–21.6)(7.4–27.5)(8.0–27.5)
 Eat fewer sweets90.297.285.396.393.0100.0
(77.2–96.2)(83.2–99.6)(68.8–93.8)(86.1–99.1)(82.8–97.3)
 Eat less fat83.380.679.492.793.080.6
(69.2–91.8)(66.1–89.8)(62.4–90.0)(81.9–97.3)(82.2–97.4)(67.8–89.1)
 Drink fewer soft drinks73.886.188.285.291.182.1
(58.1–85.1)(70.9–94.0)(71.9–95.7)(72.5–92.6)(80.4–96.2)(67.9–90.8)
 Eat less/smaller amounts52.463.955.979.678.986.8
(39.3–65.2)(49.3–76.3)(39.8–70.8)(67.3–88.1)(65.1–88.3)(77.0–92.5)
 Eat more fruits/vegetables70.780.667.683.387.788.2
(55.7–82.3)(62.0–91.3)(49.1–81.9)(71.3–91.0)(76.1–94.1)(76.6–94.5)
 Drink more water73.275.061.889.180.776.5
(55.7–85.5)(56.4–87.4)(44.3–76.6)(78.6–94.8)(68.0–89.2)(64.3–85.5)
 Restrict diet9.530.68.818.919.618.2
(3.6–23.1)(16.9–48.8)(2.8–24.6)(10.5–31.5)(11.4–31.7)(10.6–29.4)
 Vomiting2.42.815.29.317.515.2
(0.3–14.8)(0.4–17.6)(6.5–31.4)(4.1–19.5)(10.2–28.5)(8.2–26.3)
 Use pills or laxatives2.42.82.93.78.81.5
(0.4–15.1)(0.4–17.6)(0.4–18.6)(1.0–13.3)(3.9–18.6)(0.2–10.2)
 Smoke more7.12.85.916.714.09.1
(2.4–19.2)(0.4–17.7)(1.4–21.2)(9.2–28.4)(25.0–86.0)(4.1–19.1)
 Diet under supervision2.42.85.95.65.47.6
(0.3–15.2)(0.4–17.6)(1.5–20.3)(1.9–15.4)(1.9–14.5)(3.3–16.4)