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Table 2 Effect of Weight Misperception on Weight Loss Attitudes and Behaviors Among Overweight and Obese US Adults by Gender and Race/Ethnicity, NHANES 2003-2006a

From: Does perception equal reality? Weight misperception in relation to weight-related attitudes and behaviors among overweight and obese US adults

   Weight Loss Attitudes and Behaviors
   Wants To Lose Weight RR (95% CI) Has Tried To Lose Weight RR (95% CI)
Total Total 0.30 (0.26, 0.35) 0.40 (0.33, 0.47)
  Men 0.29 (0.25, 0.34) 0.40 (0.30, 0.52)
  Women 0.35 (0.29, 0.42) 0.44 (0.32, 0.59)
White Men 0.33 (0.27, 0.39) 0.45 (0.33, 0.62)
  Women 0.40 (0.32, 0.51) 0.44 (0.29, 0.67)
Black Men 0.17 (0.12, 0.25) 0.23 (0.15, 0.35)
  Women 0.21 (0.13, 0.33) 0.23 (0.11, 0.47)
Hispanic Men 0.23 (0.16, 0.32) 0.31 (0.20, 0.49)
  Women 0.38 (0.27, 0.53) 0.67 (0.53, 0.86)
  1. Note. RR = Relative Risk. CI = Confidence Interval. Reference Category = Adults who did not misperceive their weight status. Total columns are gender-adjusted.
  2. a Multivariable log-Poisson regression models were adjusted for body mass index, age, education, income, marital status, self-reported health status, and receipt of medical diagnosis of overweight.