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Table 3 Prevalence of weight control behaviour (i.e. do something to control weight) during the last 12 months 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

  Weight control behaviour
  Prevalence % OR (95% CI) Prevalence % OR (95% CI)
  Non-overweight boys Overweight1 boys   Non-overweight girls Overweight1 girls  
Belgium (Fl) 14 48 5.76 (4.28–7.74) 40 74 4.38 (3.12–6.16)
Canada 22 45 2.96 (2.21–3.96) 53 80 3.64 (2.52–5.28)
Estonia 15 34 2.83 (1.57–5.10) 49 63 1.77 (0.83–3.78)
Finland 10 31 3.89 (2.85–5.30) 45 72 3.06 (2.16–4.32)
Greece 34 61 3.05 (2.31–4.03) 60 84 3.70 (2.31–5.92)
Latvia 22 39 2.18 (1.35–3.51) 45 68 2.58 (1.38–4.81)
Poland 19 40 2.74 (1.74–4.31) 54 80 3.47 (1.77–6.79)
USA 28 59 3.76 (2.69–5.27) 56 82 3.62 (2.36–5.54)
  1. 1 Includes obese