Table 3

Weight loss behaviors ever used to consciously lose or control weight of normal weight, overweight, and obese female college students.

Variable

Frequency "yes" response (%)

X2

p (weight status)


Consciously eat less than you want

10.1

< .01

Normal weighta

44

Overweightb

57

Obesec

81

Count grams of fat

1.0

.60

Normal weighta

23

Overweightb

31

Obesec

24

Count net carbs

2.3

.32

Normal weighta

18

Overweightb

17

Obesec

5

Count calories

0.2

.89

Normal weighta

39

Overweightb

43

Obesec

43

Eat or drink low fat or fat free versions of foods/drinks

2.9

.24

Normal weighta

57

Overweightb

71

Obesec

52

Eat or drink sugar free versions of foods/drinks

2.2

.33

Normal weighta

43

Overweightb

49

Obesec

29

Exercise

2.2

.33

Normal weighta

77

Overweightb

89

Obesec

81

Use artificial sweeteners

Normal weighta

31

6.3

.04

Overweightb

31

Obesec

5

Skip breakfast

Normal weighta

27

4.9

.09

Overweightb

40

Obesec

48


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

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