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Table 2 Associations between self-perceived weight status at baseline and overweight 3 years later (Japan; 2002–2007) (n=1431)

From: Association between distorted body image and changes in weight status among normal weight preadolescents in Japan: a population-based cohort study

  Total Overweight Crude Adjusteda
  N n (%) OR (95 % CI) OR (95 % CI)
Self-perceived weight status     
 Boys     
  Thin 207 0 (0.0) - -
  Normal 480 12 (2.5) 1.00 1.00
  Heavy 36 4 (11.1) 4.79 (1.46–15.70) 4.66 (1.01–21.48)
 Girls     
  Thin 151 0 (0.0) - -
  Normal 498 19 (3.8) 1.00 1.00
  Heavy 59 8 (13.6) 3.81 (1.59–9.13) 3.88 (1.56–9.65)
  1. OR odds ratio, 95 % CI 95 % confidence interval
  2. aAdjusted for age, exercise, eating speed, snacking after dinner, and hours of sleep at baseline