Table 2

TFEQ-R18 -scores (mean, sd) in the weight categories of underweight (I), normal weight (II), overweight (III) and obese (IV).

I

BMI

< 18.5

n = 181

II

BMI

18.5–24.9

n = 2 074

III

BMI

25.0–29.9

n = 469

IV

BMI ≥ 30.0

n = 154

p-value†

Pairwise comparisons


Cognitive

Restraint

19.5 (18.2)

33.7 (18.7)

41.2 (15.7)

42.6 (15.2)

<0.001

I vs II**

I vs III**

I vs IV**

II vs III**

II vs IV**

III vs IVns

Uncontrolled

Eating

30.7 (16.9)

32.3 (17.0)

33.3 (17.3)

35.4 (15.8)

0.05

All pairwise

comparisons NS

Emotional

Eating

22.5 (22.2)

30.3 (25.7)

37.6 (28.8)

46.6 (28.7)

<0.001

I vs II**

I vs III**

I vs IV**

II vs III**

II vs IV**

III vs IV*


Cognitive Restraint, Uncontrolled Eating and Emotional Eating each get scores from 0 to 100, with higher values indicating more of the behaviour. (N = 2 878)

† = One way ANOVA, * = p < .05, ** = p < .001

Anglé et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:41   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-6-41

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