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Table 2 Prevalence of currently attempting to lose weight by weight status and odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals using non-overweight as a reference group.

From: Attempts to lose weight among overweight and non-overweight adolescents: a cross-national survey

  Current attempts to lose weight
  Prevalence % OR (95% CI) Prevalence % OR (95% CI)
  Non-overweight boys Overweight1 boys   Non-overweight girls Overweight1 girls  
Austria 7 27 5.06 (3.42–7.49) 16 39 3.44 (2.36–5.02)
Belgium (Fl) 4 23 7.64 (5.10–11.41) 12 37 4.39 (3.16–6.10)
Belgium (Fr) 4 26 7.94 (4.80–13.13) 15 47 4.94 (3.29- 7.40)
Canada 6 19 3.95 (2.58–6.05) 21 46 3.20 (2.33–4.38)
Croatia 3 15 5.33 (3.21–8.84) 11 28 3.25 (2.05–5.16)
Czech Rep 7 24 4.14 (2.84–6.04) 24 55 3.88 (2.65–5.68)
Denmark 7 46 10.94 (7.39–16.20) 28 76 8.32 (5.49–12.62)
England 8 23 3.41 (2.31–5.02) 20 47 3.63 (2.63–4.99)
Estonia 4 18 5.99 (3.45–10.42) 11 28 3.08 (1.78–5.31)
Finland 3 12 4.64 (2.89–7.44) 12 28 2.91 (2.03–4.18)
France 4 27 8.57 (6.26–11.72) 14 46 5.16 (3.95–6.75)
Germany 4 23 6.26 (4.20–9.31) 17 44 3.78 (2.59–5.52)
Greece 6 24 5.04 (3.41–7.46) 20 46 3.51 (2.45–5.04)
Ireland 4 18 4.96 (2.10–11.71) 20 39 2.57 (1.46–4.54)
Israel 8 31 4.86 (3.35–7.04) 26 60 4.12 (2.89–5.84)
Italy 4 21 6.70 (4.33–10.38) 20 42 2.89 (2.04–4.09)
Latvia 3 12 4.96 (2.27–10.82) 12 30 3.25 (1.69–6.24)
Lithuania 4 14 3.81 (2.00–7.24) 16 31 2.31 (1.30–4.10)
Macedonia 3 11 4.11 (2.36–4.77) 10 32 4.37 (2.68–7.11)
Malta 6 23 4.74 (2.45–9.16) 21 50 3.74 (2.22–6.30)
Netherlands 3 18 6.35 (3.58–11.27) 9 28 4.00 (2.37–6.74)
Norway 6 21 4.29 (2.91–6.32) 19 43 3.14 (2.20–4.50)
Poland 6 24 5.31 (3.64–7.73) 22 48 3.12 (2.09–4.66)
Portugal 1 11 9.62 (4.07–22.75) 10 23 2.83 (1.64–4.87)
Russia 3 10 3.20 (1.84–5.57) 15 39 3.71 (2.47–5.57)
Scotland 6 10 3.69 (2.10–6.49) 24 47 2.82 (1.74–4.57)
Slovenia 4 22 5.90 (3.79–9.21) 21 53 4.17 (2.86–6.09)
Spain 4 16 4.26 (2.83–6.43) 13 39 4.30 (3.09–5.98)
Sweden 3 20 8.42 (4.88–14.52) 13 30 2.82 (1.75–4.56)
Switzerland 5 30 8.12 (5.31–12.43) 19 56 5.43 (3.56–8.28)
Ukraine 3 5 1.65 (0.57–4.77) 17 53 5.48 (3.20–9.39)
USA 9 35 5.42 (4.07–7.23) 22 45 2.92 (2.28–3.74)
Wales 7 28 5.29 (3.63–7.71) 22 49 3.35 (2.40–4.68)
  1. 1 Includes obese