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Table 2 Univariate analysis of some factors for distortion of weight status

From: Distorted self-perceived weight status and its associated factors among civil servants in Tamale, Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Variable n/N* Rate of distortion OR (CI 95%) P value
Sex
Male 50/121 41.3% Ref Ref
Female 32/65 49.2% 1.4 (0.8-2.5) 0.3003
Age (years)
20-39 73/150 48.7% 2.8 (1.3-6.5) 0.0102
40-49 9/36 25.0%   
Ever tried to lose weight
Yes 34/72 47.2% 1.2 (0.7-2.2) 0.4936
No 48/114 42.1% Ref Ref
Has awareness on obesity and its health effects
Yes 69/168 41.1% Ref Ref
No 13/18 91.0% 3.7 (1.3-11.0) 0.0114
WHR Status
Normal Weight 9/105 8.60% Ref Ref
Overweight/Obese 73/81 90.1% 97.3 (35.8-264.6) < 0.0001
  1. *Number of subjects with Distortion/number of subjects in each category. Ref refers to reference point.