Table 7 

Correlations between BMI categories and eating habits [Total (Percent)]. 

Questions 
Answer 
BMI categories 
Total (Percent) 
P Value 



Asked** 
Levels** 
Underweight 
Normal 
Overweight 
Obese 



Q1. 
A. 
N = 2 (0.6%) 
N = 83 (23.2%) 
N = 27 (7.6%) 
N = 19 (5.3%) 
N = 131 (36.7%) 
0.090 
B. 
N = 16 (4.5%) 
N = 122 (34.2%) 
N = 51 (14.3%) 
N = 37 (10.4%) 
N = 226 (63.3%) 



Q2. 
A. 
N = 12 (3.4%) 
N = 103 (28.9%) 
N = 37 (10.4%) 
N = 26 (7.3%) 
N = 178 (49.9%) 
0.075 
B. 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 82 (23.0%) 
N = 26 (7.3%) 
N = 24 (6.7%) 
N = 138 (38.7%) 

C. 
N = 0 (0.0%) 
N = 15 (4.2%) 
N = 8 (2.2%) 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 29 (8.1%) 

D. 
N = 0 (0.0%) 
N = 5 (1.4%) 
N = 7 (2.0%) 
N = 0 (0.0%) 
N = 12 (3.4%) 



Q3. 
A. 
N = 0 (0.0%) 
N = 25 (7.0%) 
N = 12 (3.4%) 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 40 (11.2%) 
0.108 
B. 
N = 13 (3.6%) 
N = 106 (29.7%) 
N = 46 (12.9%) 
N = 34 (9.5%) 
N = 199 (55.7%) 

C. 
N = 5 (1.4%) 
N = 72 (20.2%) 
N = 19 (5.3%) 
N = 16 (4.5%) 
N = 112 (31.4%) 

D. 
N = 0 (0.0%) 
N = 2 (0.6%) 
N = 1 (0.3%) 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 6 (1.7%) 



Q4. 
A. 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 72 (20.2%) 
N = 19 (5.3%) 
N = 19 (5.3%) 
N = 113 (31.7%) 
0.018* 
B. 
N = 9 (2.5%) 
N = 55 (15.4%) 
N = 19 (5.3%) 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 89 (24.9%) 

C. 
N = 5 (1.4%) 
N = 43 (12.0%) 
N = 22 (6.2%) 
N = 15 (4.2%) 
N = 85 (23.8%) 

D. 
N = 1 (0.3%) 
N = 35 (9.8%) 
N = 18 (5.0%) 
N = 16 (4.5%) 
N = 70 (19.6%) 



Q5. 
A. 
N = 1 (0.3%) 
N = 19 (5.3%) 
N = 14 (3.9%) 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 40 (11.2%) 
0.753 
B. 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 54 (15.1%) 
N = 15 (4.2%) 
N = 12 (3.4%) 
N = 87 (24.4%) 

C. 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 65 (18.2%) 
N = 23 (6.4%) 
N = 21 (5.9%) 
N = 115 (32.2%) 

D. 
N = 5 (1.4%) 
N = 67 (18.8%) 
N = 26 (7.3%) 
N = 17 (4.8%) 
N = 115 (32.2%) 



Q6. 
A. 
N = 8 (2.2%) 
N = 83 (23.2%) 
N = 24 (6.7%) 
N = 14 (3.9%) 
N = 129 (36.1%) 
0.378 
B. 
N = 5 (1.4%) 
N = 48 (13.4%) 
N = 22 (6.2%) 
N = 12 (3.4%) 
N = 87 (24.4%) 

C. 
N = 2 (0.6%) 
N = 35 (9.8%) 
N = 16 (4.5%) 
N = 15 (4.2%) 
N = 68 (19.0%) 

D. 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 39 (10.9%) 
N = 16 (4.5%) 
N = 15 (4.2%) 
N = 73 (20.4%) 



Q7. 
A. 
N = 0 (0.0%) 
N = 9 (2.5%) 
N = 5 (1.4%) 
N = 2 (0.6%) 
N = 16 (4.5%) 
0.479 
B. 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 34 (9.5%) 
N = 14 (3.9%) 
N = 14 (3.9%) 
N = 68 (19.0%) 

C. 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 91 (25.5%) 
N = 31 (8.7%) 
N = 16 (4.5%) 
N = 144 (40.3%) 

D. 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 71 (19.9%) 
N = 28 (7.8%) 
N = 14 (3.9%) 
N = 129 (36.1%) 



Q8. 
A. 
N = 2 (0.6%) 
N = 27 (7.6%) 
N = 10 (2.8%) 
N = 7 (2.0%) 
N = 46 (12.9%) 
0.538 
B. 
N = 9 (2.5%) 
N = 61 (17.1%) 
N = 33 (9.2%) 
N = 18 (5.0%) 
N = 121 (33.9%) 

C. 
N = 4 (1.1%) 
N = 77 (21.6%) 
N = 24 (6.7%) 
N = 18 (5.0%) 
N = 123 (34.5%) 

D. 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 40 (11.2%) 
N = 11 (3.1%) 
N = 13 (3.6%) 
N = 67 (18.8%) 



Q9. 
A. 
N = 10 (2.8%) 
N = 141 (39.5%) 
N = 52 (14.6%) 
N = 34 (9.5%) 
N = 237 (66.4%) 
0.005* 
B. 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 49 (13.7%) 
N = 15 (4.2%) 
N = 8 (2.2%) 
N = 75 (21.0%) 

C. 
N = 4 (1.1%) 
N = 13 (3.6%) 
N = 10 (2.8%) 
N = 9 (2.5%) 
N = 36 (10.1%) 

D. 
N = 1 (0.3%) 
N = 2 (0.6%) 
N = 1 (0.3%) 
N = 5 (1.4%) 
N = 9 (2.5%) 



Q10. 
A. 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 34 (9.5%) 
N = 9 (2.5%) 
N = 9 (2.5%) 
N = 55 (15.4%) 
0.986 
B. 
N = 4 (1.1%) 
N = 34 (9.5%) 
N = 17 (4.8%) 
N = 11 (3.1%) 
N = 66 (18.5%) 

C. 
N = 10 (2.8%) 
N = 123 (34.5%) 
N = 47 (13.2%) 
N = 33 (9.2%) 
N = 213 (59.7%) 

D. 
N = 1 (0.3%) 
N = 14 (3.9%) 
N = 5 (1.4%) 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 23 (6.4%) 



Q11. 
A. 
N = 1 (0.3%) 
N = 19 (5.3%) 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 6 (1.7%) 
N = 32 (9.0%) 
0.876 
B. 
N = 0 (0.0%) 
N = 9 (2.5%) 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 15 (4.2%) 

C. 
N = 17 (4.8%) 
N = 177 (49.6%) 
N = 69 (19.3%) 
N = 47 (13.2%) 
N = 310 (86.8%) 



Q12. 
A. 
N = 0 (0.0%) 
N = 8 (2.2%) 
N = 3 (0.8%) 
N = 4 (1.1%) 
N = 15 (4.2%) 
0.475 
B. 
N = 18 (5.0%) 
N = 197 (55.2%) 
N = 75 (21.0%) 
N = 52 (14.6%) 
N = 342 (95.8%) 



* Indicate statistically significant correlation. ** Questions asked and answer levels were presented in Table 6. 

AlRethaiaa et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:39 doi:10.1186/14752891939 