Table 2

Perceived sources of pressure to be a certain weight among normal weight, overweight, and obese female college students.

Variable

Frequency "yes" response (%)

X2

p (weight status)


Self

2.5

.29

Normal weighta

50

Overweightb

62

Obesec

43

Media

0.9

.63

Normal weighta

39

Overweightb

34

Obesec

29

Friends

3.4

.18

Normal weighta

31

Overweightb

37

Obesec

14


Note: X2 (2, N = 166).

an = 113; bn = 35; cn = 21.

Malinauskas et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:11   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-11

Open Data