Journal of Obesity / 2012 / Article / Tab 4

Clinical Study

Psychosocial Factors of Different Health Behaviour Patterns in Adolescents: Association with Overweight and Weight Control Behaviours

Table 4

Prevalence of dieting and weight control behaviours within groups.

Total sampleActive gamerHealthy groupSedentary group
( 𝑁 = 3 0 6 9 ) 𝑁 = 6 7 8 Cluster 1 𝑁 = 1 1 4 0 Cluster 2 𝑁 = 9 5 2 Cluster 3

Dieting% 𝑁 % 𝑁 % 𝑁 % 𝑑 𝑓 πœ’ 2

 Yes10.6578.4*15413.5*838.7*217.05***
 No89.461891.6*98486.5*86791.3*

Weight control behaviours (Yes/No)

Healthy weight controlMore exercise66.348175.3*82876.9*41847.1*2223.1***
Walking/biking54.835155.962959.0*43449.0*219.8***
More water63.538661.273168.1*52859.5217.4***
Smaller portions40.322335.5*44241.237742.528.1*
Less fat food51.226341.9*61257.1*44750.5236.8***
Nutrition plan with a professional15.011217.9*18717.5*8910.1*230.0***

Unhealthy weight controlSkip meals17.211418.215414.4*17619.8*210.9**
Fasting6.7558.8*605.6*586.526.4*
Induce vomiting4.7375.9464.3384.322.8
Diuretics/laxatives4.0365.8*383.5303.426.4*

*Adjusted residual β‰₯ | 1 . 9 | ; all data represent the β€œyes” answers; * 𝑃 < . 0 5 ; ** 𝑃 < . 0 1 ; *** 𝑃 < . 0 0 1 .