Table 4

BMI, % recent weight lost, diet, and physical activity means as a function of lifestyle and weight control factors
Factor Tertile BMI % weight lost Fat & sugar (z-scores) Fruits & veggies (z-scores) Physical activity (kcal per week)
Regularity of meals Lower 29.0 15.9a 0.04 −0.22a 1962
Middle 28.6† 15.5a* 0.06 0.13b** 1777†
Upper 27.7 17.3b −0.09 0.13b 2253
TV related eating and viewing Lower 27.8a 16.4 −0.22a −0.05 2168
Middle 28.0a** 16.0 0.09b** 0.04 2011
Upper 29.5b 16.3 0.14b 0.04 1813
Weight control strategies Lower 29.2a 14.9a 0.20a −0.18a 1411a
Middle 27.6b* 16.7b*** −0.11b* 0.02a,b** 1964b***
Upper 28.5a,b 17.0b −0.08b 0.20b 2612c
Eating away from home Lower 27.8 16.7 −0.16a 0.11a 2294a
Middle 28.7 16.4 −0.02a,b** 0.08a* 2106a***
Upper 28.8 15.6 0.19b −0.16b 1586b

All ANOVAs control for age, gender, race (white versus not), and marital status (married versus not). Significance level for overall ANOVAs: † < .10, * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001. Means with different subscripts differ at p < .05.

Fuglestad et al.

Fuglestad et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:79   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-79

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