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Table 4 Predicted probabilities (95 % confidence interval) for engaging in each weight control behavior by psychosocial factors 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
Body fat dissatisfaction
 Low 33.3 (28.7, 37.9)a 34.8 (30.4, 39.2)a 12.6 (9.3, 15.9)a 19.3 (15.3, 23.3)a
 Medium 25.6 (21.7, 29.5)b 25.4 (21.7, 29.2)b 15.5 (12.2, 18.7)a 33.5 (29.3, 37.7)b
 High 17.2 (13.7, 20.7)c 15.1 (11.7, 18.6)c 21.4 (17.7, 25.1)b 46.3 (41.8, 50.8)c
Body build dissatisfaction
 Low 31.0 (26.6, 35.5)a 29.3 (25.2, 33.4)a 10.1 (7.1, 13.1)a 29.6 (25.1, 34.1)a
 Medium 23.8 (20.5, 22.5)b 26.8 (23.4, 30.2)a 16.5 (13.6, 19.4)b 32.9 (29.3, 36.4)a
 High 18.5 (14.4, 22.5)c 17.5 (13.5, 21.5)b 23.3 (19.0, 27.6)c 40.8 (35.9, 45.6)b
Self-esteem
 High 31.6 (27.2, 36.1)a 34.2 (29.9, 38.5)a 8.1 (5.4, 10.8)a 26.1 (21.9, 30.3)a
 Medium 26.0 (22.4, 29.7)a 24.7 (21.2, 28.2)b 15.2 (12.2, 18.2)b 34.1 (30.2, 37.9)b
 Low 16.0 (12.6, 19.4)b 16.3 (12.9, 19.7)c 25.8 (21.7, 29.8)c 41.9 (37.5, 46.4)c
Depressive symptoms
 Low 33.5 (28.6, 38.4)a 32.7 (28.0, 37.4)a 9.4 (6.3, 12.5)a 24.3 (20.0, 28.7)a
 Medium 26.0 (22.2, 29.8)b 27.0 (23.3, 30.7)a 15.0 (11.9, 18.2)b 32.0 (28.0, 36.0)b
 High 17.4 (14.2, 20.5)c 19.1 (15.9, 22.3)b 21.7 (18.4, 25.0)c 41.9 (37.9, 45.8)c
Boys
Body fat dissatisfaction
 Low 36.0 (31.3, 40.7)a 36.2 (31.8, 40.6)a 8.7 (5.9, 11.6)a 19.1 (15.0, 23.1)a
 Medium 30.4 (26.1, 34.6)a 35.1 (30.8, 39.4)a 12.8 (9.7, 15.9)ab 21.7 (18.0, 25.4)a
 High 21.6 (16.6, 26.5)b 24.1 (18.8, 29.4)b 16.9 (12.6, 21.2)b 37.4 (31.9, 42.8)b
Body build dissatisfaction
 Low 35.4 (30.3, 40.6)a 33.1 (28.3, 37.8)a 9.0 (5.9, 12.2)a 22.5 (17.9, 27.0)a
 Medium 31.5 (27.6, 35.4)a 33.2 (29.4, 37.0)a 12.0 (9.2, 14.7)ab 23.3 (19.9, 26.8)a
 High 20.4 (15.9, 24.9)b 32.8 (27.6, 37.9)a 16.3 (12.4, 20.3)b 30.5 (25.8, 35.2)b
Self-esteem
 High 39.2 (34.6, 43.8)a 36.1 (31.9, 40.4)b 6.4 (4.0, 8.8)a 18.3 (14.6, 22.0)b
 Medium 27.8 (23.6, 32.0)b 33.3 (29.1, 37.6)ab 11.4 (8.5, 14.4)b 27.4 (23.5, 31.4)a
 Low 18.9 (14.4, 23.4)c 27.7 (22.7, 32.7)a 21.3 (16.8, 25.8)c 32.1 (27.2, 37.0)a
Depressive symptoms
 Low 31.7 (27.8, 35.7)a 37.6 (33.7, 41.5)b 10.4 (7.8, 13.0)a 20.3 (16.9, 23.6)a
 Medium 31.1 (26.6, 35.7)a 31.9 (27.5, 36.4)ab 12.0 (8.8, 15.2)ab 24.9 (20.8, 29.1)a
 High 23.8 (18.9, 28.8)b 25.5 (20.5, 30.4)a 16.0 (11.8, 20.1)b 34.7 (29.6, 39.9)b
  1. Models adjust for age in years, socio-economic status, ethnicity/race and weight status
  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