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Table 2 Results of Multiple Regression Analyses Examining Correlates of Obesity Causal Beliefs

From: Causal beliefs about obesity and associated health behaviors: results from a population-based survey

  Belief that Obesity is Inherited Belief that Obesity is Caused by Overeating and Not Exercising
  b(95% CI) p valuea OR (95% CI) p valuea
Sex -0.09 (-0.18, 0.00) .056 0.90 (0.75, 1.08) 0.247
Age (years)   .098   0.153
   18-39 Ref   Ref  
   40-49 0.05 (-0.06, 0.16) .385 0.78 (0.57, 1.07)  
   50-59 0.04 (-0.07, 0.15) .486 0.83 (0.61, 1.13)  
   60-69 -0.03 (-0.14, 0.09) .62 1.03 (0.76, 1.39)  
   ≥ 70 -0.13 (-0.28, 0.02) .09 0.99 (0.69, 1.42)  
Race/ethnicity   .752   0.002
   Hispanic -0.01 (-0.22, 0.20) .91 1.61 (1.02, 2.54)  
   Non-Hispanic white Ref   Ref  
   Non-Hispanic black 0.01 (-0.12, 0.14) .887 0.65 (0.46, 0.91)  
   Non-Hispanic other 0.12 (-0.10, 0.34) .292 1.18 (0.76, 1.83)  
Education   .182   0.019
   Less than high school 0.07 (-0.09, 0.23) .373 0.96 (0.60, 1.54)  
   High school graduate 0.10 (0.00, 0.20) .056 0.67 (0.51, 0.88)  
   Some college 0.08 (-0.01, 0.17) .071 0.98 (0.76, 1.24)  
   College graduate Ref   Ref  
Body mass index   .007   0.404
   Not overweight/obese Ref   Ref  
   Overweight 0.05 (-0.05, 0.16) .334 1.17 (0.92, 1.50)  
   Obese 0.19 (0.07, 0.31) .002 1.15 (0.85, 1.56)  
  1. Note. Data are from respondents who completed a paper and pencil mailed survey for the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).
  2. a The p values adjacent to each variable name (sex, age, race/ethnicity, and so on) represent the association between the variable and the obesity causal belief item.