Table 4

List of modifiable variables found to be independently related to PWM within three subgroups with the highest R-squared values
Women 50 overweight Men 30 normal weight Men 50 overweight
(R-square= 0.32) (R-square=0.38) (R-square=0.38)
Significant variable (sign of correlation) Significant variable (sign of correlation) Significant variable (sign of correlation)
I do not eat the way I wish to do because I am ill (+) Highest completed level of school (+) I eat food that suits my own needs (-)
I am active when I have friends to accompany me (+) I eat in different ways on the weekdays (-) I eat “healthy” on the weekdays and more “unhealthy” on the weekend (-)
I am physically active to accomplish work or transportation (+) I eat about the same amount of food every day (-) I have forbidden myself from eating (certain) unhealthy foods (+)
Food affects my health (-) I finish my portion when eating out (-) I think it is fun to test my limits through physical activity (-)
Difference between how I wish to look and how I look (+) I do not eat the way I wish to do because I am too tired (+) The image that is most compatible with the way I would like to look has nr (-)
I eat different food during different seasons (-) Difference between how I wish to look and how I look (+) Difference between how I wish to look and how I look (+)

Lindvall et al.

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

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