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Table 6 Prevalence of successful and unsuccessful weight loss by the influence of various barriers and odds of successful weight loss by barrier-Styles Survey, 2004

From: Dietary and physical activity behaviors among adults successful at weight loss maintenance

   Successful Unsuccessful   
   (n = 543) (n = 1,415)   
  n % (se)a % (se)a ORb 95% CI
Barrierc:        
Too tired to exercise        
   No influence 551 48.45 (2.97) 20.95 (1.21) 1.00  
   Neutral 285 16.68 (2.49) 14.33 (1.05) 0.49 (0.33, 0.72)
   Influence 1078 34.87 (2.60) 64.72 (1.46) 0.24 (0.19, 0.32)
No time to exercise        
   No influence 773 55.56 (2.79) 35.17 (1.50) 1.00  
   Neutral 374 16.66 (2.33) 20.35 (1.31) 0.46 (0.33, 0.65)
   Influence 765 27.78 (2.46) 44.48 (1.58) 0.41 (0.31, 0.56)
Too hard to maintain exercise routine        
   No influence 636 51.71 (2.80) 24.99 (1.30) 1.00  
   Neutral 353 18.72 (2.39) 18.62 (1.21) 0.42 (0.31, 0.59)
   Influence 929 29.58 (2.58) 56.40 (1.55) 0.26 (0.20, 0.35)
No one to exercise with        
   No influence 985 62.24 (2.76) 46.46 (1.57) 1.00  
   Neutral 292 12.21 (1.51) 15.29 (1.17) 0.67 (0.48, 0.95)
   Influence 627 25.55 (2.67) 38.25 (1.60) 0.52 (0.39, 0.70)
Eat away from home too often        
   No influence 973 61.50 (2.89) 42.42 (1.54) 1.00  
   Neutral 292 12.71 (2.18) 17.18 (1.20) 0.56 (0.37, 0.84)
   Influence 656 25.80 (2.69) 40.40 (1.59) 0.36 (0.27, 0.49)
Diet/health foods not satisfying        
   No influence 873 59.54 (2.83) 41.10 (1.55) 1.00  
   Neutral 398 22.09 (2.14) 22.09 (1.33) 0.58 (0.40, 0.83)
   Influence 637 23.87 (2.61) 36.82 (1.54) 0.44 (0.33, 0.59)
Don't pay attention to diet        
   No influence 853 61.17 (2.60) 40.18 (1.54) 1.00  
   Neutral 455 20.17 (2.17) 25.22 (1.38) 0.59 (0.43, 0.82)
   Influence 593 18.66 (1.80) 34.60 (1.55) 0.37 (0.28, 0.49)
Like to eat junk food        
   No influence 754 53.46 (2.81) 33.16 (1.45) 1.00  
   Neutral 345 17.08 (2.26) 19.29 (1.28) 0.50 (0.35, 0.70)
   Influence 824 29.46 (2.65) 47.55 (1.58) 0.38 (0.28, 0.50)
Diet/health food costs too much        
   No influence 756 49.53 (2.78) 34.96 (1.46) 1.00  
   Neutral 273 12.01 (1.88) 16.15 (1.24) 0.61 (0.41, 0.92)
   Influence 888 38.46 (2.87) 48.88 (1.59) 0.52 (0.39, 0.68)
  1. a Standard error.
  2. b Includes participants with complete data for each barrier.
  3. a Odds ratio adjusted for sex, age, race, education, income, and BMI. CI indicates confidence interval.
  4. Each predictor variable is examined separately.