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Table 3 Predicted probabilities (95 % confidence interval) for engaging in weight control behavior types by ethnicity/race, socioeconomic status, and weight status in girls and boys

From: Adolescents who engage exclusively in healthy weight control behaviors: Who are they?

  Healthy WCB only Comparison weight control behavior groups
No WCB Unhealthy WCB only Mixed WCB
Girls
Weight status
 Not overweight 27.5 (24.5, 30.4)a 34.4 (31.2, 37.5)a 13.8 (11.6, 16.1)a 24.3 (21.5, 27.1)a
 Overweight 21.0 (16.3, 25.7)b 15.0 (10.9, 19.1)b 22.2 (17.4, 27.0)b 41.8 (36.0, 47.5)b
 Obese 17.5 (13.1, 22.0)b 9.0 (5.7, 12.3)c 17.8 (13.4, 22.3)ab 55.7 (49.8, 61.5)c
Socioeconomic status
 Low 21.0 (17.8, 24.3)a 25.9 (22.5, 29.3)b 19.1 (16.0, 22.1)c 34.0 (30.4, 37.6)a
 Low-middle 20.2 (15.8, 24.6)a 28.8 (24.0, 33.7)b 16.9 (12.8, 21.0)bc 34.1 (29.0, 39.2)a
 Middle 32.1 (26.3, 38.0)b 19.3 (14.5, 24.1)a 12.2 (8.0, 16.4)ab 36.4 (30.5, 42.3)a
 Middle-high 32.7 (25.4, 39.9)b 24.2 (17.9, 30.5)ab 13.6 (8.1, 19.2)abc 29.5 (22.6, 36.5)a
 High 26.5 (17.1, 35.9)ab 29.9 (20.6, 39.1)b 8.8 (2.1, 15.6)a 34.7 (24.6, 44.8)a
Ethnicity/race
 Caucasian 28.0 (22.3, 33.7)c 24.9 (19.5, 30.4)a 11.3 (6.8, 15.7)a 35.8 (29.6, 42.0)bc
 African/American 25.6 (21.3, 29.8)bc 31.0 (26.6, 35.5)a 16.0 (12.6, 19.4)a 27.4 (23.3, 31.5)a
 Hispanic 29.2 (23.4, 34.9)c 25.8 (20.4, 31.1)a 14.7 (10.4, 18.9)a 30.4 (24.9, 35.9)ab
 Asian American 19.1 (14.5, 23.6)a 15.1 (11.1, 19.0)b 23.8 (18.8, 28.8)b 42.0 (36.3, 47.8)c
 Other 19.5 (14.5, 24.4)ab 29.7 (24.1, 35.4)a 13.9 (9.5, 18.2)a 36.9 (31.1, 42.7)bc
Boys
Weight status
 Not overweight 31.6 (28.2, 35.0)a 43.7 (40.1, 47.4)a 9.4 (7.2, 11.5)a 15.3 (12.7, 18.0)a
 Overweight 28.9 (22.5, 35.3)a 19.7 (14.0, 25.3)b 17.3 (12.0, 22.6)b 34.1 (27.4, 40.8)b
 Obese 25.7 (20.9, 30.6)a 16.1 (12.0, 20.2)b 15.6 (11.7, 19.6)b 42.5 (37.1, 47.9)b
Socioeconomic status
 Low 23.4 (19.3, 27.6)a 32.9 (28.4, 37.3)a 14.6 (11.3, 17.9)a 29.1 (24.9, 33.2)c
 Low-middle 30.3 (25.0, 35.7)b 33.2 (27.9, 38.5)a 13.4 (9.5, 17.3)a 23.1 (18.4, 27.8)abc
 Middle 30.0 (24.1, 35.9)ab 30.7 (25.0, 36.4)a 10.4 (6.5, 14.3)a 28.9 (23.3, 34.5)bc
 Middle-high 34.0 (26.8, 41.3)bc 38.6 (31.6, 45.6)a 9.1 (4.5, 13.6)a 18.3 (12.4, 24.2)a
 High 43.8 (34.3, 53.2)c 28.4 (20.6, 36.3)a 8.4 (2.8, 14.0)a 19.4 (11.7, 27.1)ab
Ethnicity/race
 Caucasian 29.1 (23.5, 34.6)a 36.9 (31.2, 42.6)a 9.7 (5.6, 13.7)a 24.3 (18.8, 29.9)a
 African/American 30.5 (25.7, 35.3)a 30.2 (25.6, 34.8)a 13.2 (9.7, 16.7)a 26.1 (21.7, 30.5)a
 Hispanic 31.8 (25.3, 38.3)a 33.2 (26.8, 39.6)a 11.9 (7.6, 16.1)a 23.1 (17.8, 28.4)a
 Asian American 26.8 (21.1, 32.5)a 29.8 (24.0, 35.6)a 14.8 (10.4, 19.2)a 28.7 (23.3, 34.0)a
 Other 30.0 (22.9, 37.0)a 35.7 (28.5, 42.9)a 10.6 (6.1, 15.2)a 23.8 (17.6, 29.9)a
  1. Model adjusts for age in years, with all variables entered simultaneously
  2. WCB weight control behavior
  3. The presence of different superscript letters denotes statistically significant differences (p <.05) between predicted probabilities. Estimates sharing a superscript are not significantly different at p <.05