Table 2

Number and proportion of variables assigned to each ideal type found to be significantly related to PWM
Ideal type (Number of variables related to the ideal type) Number of variables significantly related to ideal type (Proportiona)
Normal weight Overweight
Age group (y) 30 40 50 30 40 50
Women
The unstructured eater (7) 2 (0.29) 0 0 2 (0.29) 0 1 (0.14)
The habitual eater (7) 0 0 0 1 (0.14) 0 1 (0.14)
The holistic eater (7) 2 (0.29) 3 (0.43) 1 (0.14) 1 (0.14) 0 0
The family pleaser (8) 0 0 3 (0.38) 0 0 0
The weekend celebrator (6) 0 0 1 (0.17) 1 (0.17) 1 (0.17) 2 (0.33)
The health concerned eater (7) 2 (0.29) 4 (0.57) 1 (0.14) 0 1 (0.14) 2 (0.29)
The enjoyment seeker (3) 0 1 (0.33) 0 1 (0.33) 0 1 (0.33)
The competing athlete (5) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2) 0 2 (0.4) 1 (0.2) 0
The daily exerciser (6) 0 3 (0.5) 3 (0.5) 1 (0.17) 0 2 (0.33)
The emotion releaser (3) 1 (0.33) 0 1 (0.33) 0 0 0
The health concerned exerciser (6) 1 (0.17) 0 1 (0.17) 0 0 0
Men
The unstructured eater (7) 2 (0.29) 1 (0.14) 1 (0.14) 0 2 (0.29) 2 (0.29)
The habitual eater (7) 3 (0.43) 0 1 (0.14) 1 (0.14) 0 2 (0.29)
The holistic eater (7) 2 (0.29) 3 (0.43) 0 3 (0.43) 2 (0.29) 1 (0.14)
The family pleaser (8) 1 (0.13) 1 (0.13) 2 (0.25) 1 (0.13) 0 2 (0.25)
The weekend celebrator (6) 1 (0.17) 0 1 (0.17) 1 (0.17) 1 (0.17) 2 (0.33)
The health concerned eater (7) 1 (0.14) 3 (0.43) 0 0 1 (0.14) 0
The enjoyment seeker (3) 0 0 1 (0.33) 0 1 (0.33) 0
The competing athlete (5) 0 0 0 0 2 (0.4) 2 (0.4)
The daily exerciser (6) 0 1 (0.17) 0 0 0 1 (0.17)
The emotion releaser (3) 1 (0.33) 1 (0.33) 2 (0.67) 0 0 0
The health concerned exerciser (6) 2 (0.33) 3 (0.5) 3 (0.5) 1 (0.17) 1 (0.17) 0

a Proportion of significant predictors representing an ideal type/ total number of predictors representing that ideal type. Proportions ≥0.5 are marked with bold text.

Lindvall et al.

Lindvall et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:97   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-97

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