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Table 3 Frequencies and means for fat talk and old talk

From: I’m not just fat, I’m old: has the study of body image overlooked “old talk”?

  None/Rare Occasionally Sometimes Quite Extremely M( SD)
often common
% % % % %
Self Fat Talk
 Total Sample 16 26 25 22 11 2.86 (1.24)
 18-29 Years 15 23 24 23 15 2.99 (1.30)a
 30-45 Years 15 28 24 24 10 2.86 (1.21)ab
 46-60 Years 18 28 21 21 11 2.79 (1.29)ab
 61+ Years 16 35 35 12 2 2.49 (0.98)b
 Underweight 19 24 21 14 21 2.98 (1.44)ab
 Normal Weight 16 30 24 21 9 2.77 (1.21)a
 Overweight 9 25 27 24 15 3.12 (1.21)b
 Obese 21 18 24 25 11 2.88 (1.25)ab
F&F Fat Talk 5 20 27 37 12 3.33 (1.06)
Media Fat Talk 1 5 12 38 45 4.21 (0.89)
Old Talk
 Total Sample 34 30 22 12 3 2.21 (1.12)
 18-29 Years 52 29 15 3 1 1.17 (0.89)a
 30-45 Years 27 29 24 24 4 2.40 (1.16)b
 46-60 Years 14 31 30 17 7 2.71 (1.11)c
 61+ Years 9 33 33 26 0 2.72 (0.94)c
F&F Old Talk 16 35 28 17 4 2.57 (1.07)
Media Old Talk 3 14 24 39 20 3.59 (1.06)
  1. Note: Subgroupings with different superscripts differ significantly from one another at p < .05. Subgroupings with the same superscripts did not differ significantly from one another. F&F Fat Talk, Friends and Family Fat Talk. F&F Old Talk, Friends and Family Old Talk.