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Table 2 MLR analyses of cross-sectional associations between T1 weight-control effort and T1 behaviors

From: Behavior and weight correlates of weight-control efforts in Australian women living in disadvantage: The READI study

T1 behavioral outcomesa T1 weight-control effortb
Actively trying to avoid gaining weight Actively trying to lose weight
   OR (95% CI) p OR (95% CI) p
PA/SB:        
Global PA Low (0–690 mins/week)       
Medium (691–1960 mins/week) 1.15 (0.81, 1.63) .435 1.23 (0.89, 1.70) .203
  High (1961+ mins/week) 1.21 (0.88, 1.68) .240 1.10 (0.78, 1.53) .592
Work PA Low (0 mins/week)       
Medium (1–420 mins/week) 1.00 (0.68, 1.46) .982 0.77 (0.55, 1.07) .113
  High (421+ mins/week 0.95 (0.69, 1.32) .765 0.71 (0.50, 1.02) .064
Transport PA Low (0–30 mins/week)       
Medium (31–140 mins/week) 1.27 (0.88, 1.82) .206 1.00 (0.72, 1.38) .977
  High (141+ mins/week) 1.19 (0.89, 1.61) .230 1.51 (1.09, 2.11) .014
Domestic PA Low (0–230 mins/week)       
Medium (231–780 mins/week) 1.20 (0.87, 1.65) .260 1.09 (0.80, 1.48) .587
  High (781+ mins/week) 1.34 (0.97, 1.87) .079 1.18 (0.85, 1.65) .322
Leisure-time PA Low (0–52 mins/week)       
Medium (53–225 mins/week) 1.81 (1.31, 2.50) <.0005 2.06 (1.47, 2.88) <.0005
  High (226+ mins/week) 3.97 (2.72, 5.79) <.0005 5.71 (3.87, 8.45) <.0005
Sitting Low (0–1770 mins/week)       
Medium (1771–3115 mins/week) 0.87 (0.64, 1.19) .379 0.81 (0.58, 1.14) .239
  High (3116+ mins/week) 1.08 (0.80, 1.46) .605 0.97 (0.70, 1.32) .828
TV Low (0–780 mins/week)       
Medium (781–1320 mins/week) 0.93 (0.67, 1.28) .642 1.20 (0.86, 1.68) .274
  High (1321+ mins/week) 0.85 (0.63, 1.15) .283 0.92 (0.68, 1.25) .587
Computer Low (0–270 mins/week)       
Medium (271–1260 mins/week) 0.88 (0.63, 1.23) .469 0.84 (0.65, 1.10) .207
  High (1261+ mins/week) 1.10 (0.78, 1.53) .592 1.03 (0.74, 1.42) .878
Screen time Low (0–1365 mins/week)       
Medium (1366–2570 mins/week) 0.98 (0.68, 1.41) .915 1.08 (0.78, 1.49) .651
  High (2571+ mins/week) 0.98 (0.73, 1.31) .888 1.02 (0.73, 1.41) .914
Dietary Intake:        
Vegetables Low (0–1 serves/day)       
Medium (2 serves/day) 1.13 (0.80, 1.62) .483 1.31 (0.88, 1.94) .182
  High (3+ serves/day) 1.35 (0.96, 1.89) .088 1.44 (1.03, 2.02) .035
Potato (fried) Low (<1 serve/week)       
Medium (1 serve/week) 0.72 (0.57, 0.93) .010 0.52 (0.40, 0.68) <.0005
  High (2+ serves/week) 0.47 (0.36, 0.62) <.0005 0.45 (0.33, 0.61) <.0005
Potato (nonfried) Low (0–1 serves/week)       
Medium (2–3 serves/week) 0.73 (0.53, 0.99) .044 0.47 (0.34, 0.64) <.0005
  High (4+ serves/week) 0.63 (0.43, 0.92) .017 0.47 (0.33, 0.65) <.0005
Fruit Low (<1 serve/day)       
Medium (1 serve/day) 1.52 (1.13, 2.05) .006 1.71 (1.28, 2.29) <.0005
  High (2+ serves/day) 1.59 (1.13, 2.23) .007 2.66 (1.97, 3.59) <.0005
Bread Low (0–1 slices/day)       
Medium (2 slices/day) 0.87 (0.62, 1.22) .427 0.64 (0.46, 0.88) .006
  High (3+ slices/day) 0.91 (0.64, 1.28) .573 0.59 (0.41, 0.83) .002
Salty snacks Low (<once/month)       
Medium (1–3 times/month) 0.93 (0.65, 1.35) .712 0.95 (0.65, 1.39) .785
  High (1+ times/week) 0.80 (0.56, 1.13) .206 0.70 (0.49, 1.01) .056
Confectionery Low (0–3 times/month)       
Medium (Once/week) 0.99 (0.69, 1.43) .974 0.83 (0.60, 1.16) .279
  High (2+ times/week) 0.78 (0.58, 1.07) .124 0.57 (0.44, 0.75) <.0005
Cake/Sweet biscuits Low (0–3 times/month)       
Medium (Once/week) 1.02 (0.74, 1.41) .911 0.67 (0.52, 0.89) .005
  High (2+ times/week) 0.85 (0.65, 1.13) .268 0.69 (0.53, 0.91) .008
Meat pies/ Sausage rolls Low (<once/month)       
Medium (1–3 times/month) 0.89 (0.66, 1.21) .467 0.63 (0.49, 0.81) <.0005
  High (1+ times/week) 0.50 (0.33, 0.74) .001 0.33 (0.23, 0.47) <.0005
Fast foods Low (<once/month)       
Medium (1–3 times/month) 0.66 (0.49, 0.88) .005 0.63 (0.46, 0.86) .003
  High (1+ times/week) 0.44 (0.30, 0.62) <.0005 0.43 (0.31, 0.58) <.0005
Pizza Low (<once/month)       
Medium (1–3 times/month) 0.96 (0.93, 1.26) .757 0.79 (0.62, 0.99) .045
  High (1+ times/week) 0.79 (0.42, 1.26) .255 0.64 (0.44, 0.93) .018
Red meat Low (0–1 times/week)       
Medium (2 times/week) 1.04 (0.75, 1.45) .813 0.71 (0.51, 1.01) .054
  High (3+ times/week) 0.99 (0.69, 1.42) .973 0.77 (0.51, 1.17) .222
Meat products Low (<once/month)       
Medium (1–3 times/month) 0.83 (0.60, 1.15) .259 0.64 (0.47, 0.88) .006
  High (1+ times/week) 0.64 (0.47, 0.87) .004 0.60 (0.44, 0.83) .002
Chicken Low (0–3 times/month)       
Medium (Once/week) 0.99 (0.71, 1.37) .934 0.75 (0.52, 1.07) .116
  High (2+ times/week) 0.88 (0.62, 1.26) .486 0.94 (0.66, 1.33) .714
Fish Low (0–3 times/month)       
Medium (Once/week) 1.64 (1.24, 2.17) .001 1.36 (1.05, 1.76) .020
  High (2+ times/week) 1.86 (1.28, 2.71) .001 2.21 (1.53, 3.18) <.0005
Legumes Low (<once/month)       
Medium (1–3 times/month) 1.15 (0.85, 1.55) .363 1.06 (0.76, 1.47) .739
  High (1+ times/week) 1.24 (0.95, 1.62) .108 1.47 (1.11, 1.96) .007
Eggs Low (0–3 times/month)       
Medium (Once/week) 1.39 (1.04, 1.84) .024 1.20 (0.92, 1.56) .171
  High (2+ times/week) 0.99 (0.69, 1.41) .947 1.16 (0.84, 1.61) .367
Nuts Low (<once/month)       
Medium (1–3 times/month) 1.18 (0.84, 1.67) .333 1.10 (0.83, 1.48) .504
  High (1+ times/week) 1.68 (1.21, 2.33) .002 1.56 (1.15, 2.12) .005
Cheese Low (0–1 times/week)       
Medium (2 times/week) 1.23 (0.91, 1.66) .177 1.11 (0.82, 1.50) .498
  High (3+ times/week) 1.34 (1.00, 1.79) .049 1.01 (0.75, 1.38) .926
Yogurt Low (<once/month)       
Medium (1–4 times/month) 1.36 (0.99, 1.86) .059 1.19 (0.86, 1.64) .301
  High (2+ times/week) 1.95 (1.43, 2.66) <.0005 2.22 (1.64, 2.99) <.0005
Pasta/Rice/ Noodles Low (0–1 times/week)       
Medium (2 times/week) 1.25 (0.92, 1.69) .156 0.99 (0.75, 1.30) .920
  High (3+ times/week) 1.06 (0.74, 1.53) .752 0.79 (0.56, 1.13) .203
Breakfast cereal Low (0–3 times/month)       
Medium (1–6 times/week) 1.48 (1.07, 2.04) .018 1.47 (1.12, 1.93) .005
  High (1+ times/day) 1.58 (1.16, 2.14) .003 1.38 (1.01, 1.88) .044
Water Low (0–3 serves/day)       
Medium (4–7 serves/day) 1.34 (0.99, 1.82) .060 1.70 (1.23, 2.36) .001
  High (8+ serves/day) 1.89 (1.32, 2.70) <.0005 3.22 (2.42, 4.30) <.0005
Soft drink Low (0 serves/day)       
Medium (<1 serves/day) 0.83 (0.64, 1.09) .184 0.63 (0.47, 0.84) .002
  High (1+ serves/day) 0.51 (0.34, 0.75) .001 0.30 (0.21, 0.43) <.0005
Diet soft drink Low (0 serves/day)       
Medium (<1 serves/day) 1.82 (1.33, 2.48) <.0005 2.33 (1.66, 3.26) <.0005
  High (1+ serves/day) 1.03 (0.68, 1.54) .898 1.63 (1.06, 2.48) .024
Fruit juice Low (0 serves/day)       
Medium (<1 serves/day) 0.89 (0.65, 1.21) .452 0.89 (0.58, 1.08) .139
  High (1+ serves/day) 0.85 (0.59, 1.24) .400 0.63 (0.45, 0.88) .006
Alcohol Low (0–1 serves/day)       
Medium (2–3 serves/day) 0.94 (0.74, 1.19) .595 1.04 (0.80, 1.36) .773
  High (4+ serves/day) 1.21 (0.88, 1.66) .246 1.07 (0.79, 1.45) .666
  1. a ‘Low’ is the reference category for all outcomes.
  2. b ‘Not doing anything in particular regarding weight’ is the reference category for weight-control intention.
  3. Note: All analyses controlled for T1 BMI, maternal education, age, marital status, country of birth, and clustering by suburb. Bolded odds-ratios were significant.