Table 6

Prevalence of successful and unsuccessful weight loss by the influence of various barriers and odds of successful weight loss by barrier-Styles Survey, 2004

Successful

Unsuccessful

(n = 543)

(n = 1,415)

n

%

(se)a

%

(se)a

ORb

95% CI


Barrierc:

Too tired to exercise

No influence

551

48.45

(2.97)

20.95

(1.21)

1.00

Neutral

285

16.68

(2.49)

14.33

(1.05)

0.49

(0.33, 0.72)

Influence

1078

34.87

(2.60)

64.72

(1.46)

0.24

(0.19, 0.32)

No time to exercise

No influence

773

55.56

(2.79)

35.17

(1.50)

1.00

Neutral

374

16.66

(2.33)

20.35

(1.31)

0.46

(0.33, 0.65)

Influence

765

27.78

(2.46)

44.48

(1.58)

0.41

(0.31, 0.56)

Too hard to maintain exercise routine

No influence

636

51.71

(2.80)

24.99

(1.30)

1.00

Neutral

353

18.72

(2.39)

18.62

(1.21)

0.42

(0.31, 0.59)

Influence

929

29.58

(2.58)

56.40

(1.55)

0.26

(0.20, 0.35)

No one to exercise with

No influence

985

62.24

(2.76)

46.46

(1.57)

1.00

Neutral

292

12.21

(1.51)

15.29

(1.17)

0.67

(0.48, 0.95)

Influence

627

25.55

(2.67)

38.25

(1.60)

0.52

(0.39, 0.70)

Eat away from home too often

No influence

973

61.50

(2.89)

42.42

(1.54)

1.00

Neutral

292

12.71

(2.18)

17.18

(1.20)

0.56

(0.37, 0.84)

Influence

656

25.80

(2.69)

40.40

(1.59)

0.36

(0.27, 0.49)

Diet/health foods not satisfying

No influence

873

59.54

(2.83)

41.10

(1.55)

1.00

Neutral

398

22.09

(2.14)

22.09

(1.33)

0.58

(0.40, 0.83)

Influence

637

23.87

(2.61)

36.82

(1.54)

0.44

(0.33, 0.59)

Don't pay attention to diet

No influence

853

61.17

(2.60)

40.18

(1.54)

1.00

Neutral

455

20.17

(2.17)

25.22

(1.38)

0.59

(0.43, 0.82)

Influence

593

18.66

(1.80)

34.60

(1.55)

0.37

(0.28, 0.49)

Like to eat junk food

No influence

754

53.46

(2.81)

33.16

(1.45)

1.00

Neutral

345

17.08

(2.26)

19.29

(1.28)

0.50

(0.35, 0.70)

Influence

824

29.46

(2.65)

47.55

(1.58)

0.38

(0.28, 0.50)

Diet/health food costs too much

No influence

756

49.53

(2.78)

34.96

(1.46)

1.00

Neutral

273

12.01

(1.88)

16.15

(1.24)

0.61

(0.41, 0.92)

Influence

888

38.46

(2.87)

48.88

(1.59)

0.52

(0.39, 0.68)


a Standard error.

b Includes participants with complete data for each barrier.

a Odds ratio adjusted for sex, age, race, education, income, and BMI. CI indicates confidence interval.

Each predictor variable is examined separately.

Kruger et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:17   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-17

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