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Table 4 Summary statistics for logistic regression analyses examining dieting, weight change, and disordered eating behaviours for women

From: Body dissatisfaction, excessive exercise, and weight change strategies used by first-year undergraduate students: comparing health and physical education and other education students

Dependent variable Predictor variable β SE β OR 95% CI p
Dieting and weight change behaviours
 Not eating between meals Age −0.02 0.02 0.99 0.95, 1.02 .418
  Degreea 0.33 0.24 1.39 0.87, 2.20 .169
 Drinking water Age −0.04 0.02 0.97 0.93, 1.00 .074
  Degreea −0.09 0.24 0.92 0.58, 1.46 .707
 Diet created by self Age −0.02 0.02 0.98 0.94, 1.02 .250
  Degreea −0.11 0.24 0.89 0.56, 1.43 .637
 Diet from magazine Age <0.01 0.03 1.00 0.96, 1.05 .864
  Degreea 0.17 0.33 1.18 0.62, 2.25 .608
 Slimming tea Age −0.02 0.04 0.98 0.92, 1.05 .560
  Degreea −0.15 0.35 0.86 0.43, 1.71 .665
 Skipping meals Age −0.01 0.02 0.99 0.95, 1.03 .645
  Degreea 0.22 0.25 1.25 0.77, 2.02 .367
 Exercise Age −0.02 0.02 0.98 0.94, 1.02 .288
  Degreea 0.31 0.29 1.37 0.77, 2.43 .290
 Detox products Age −0.01 0.04 0.99 0.92, 1.06 .743
  Degreea 0.02 0.39 1.02 0.47, 2.19 .965
 Protein shakes / snacks / powders Age −0.01 0.02 0.99 0.95, 1.04 .803
Degreea −0.13 0.26 0.88 0.53, 1.48 .630
 Creatine Age 0.07 0.05 1.07 0.97, 1.17 .169
  Degreea −1.54 0.82 0.22 0.43, 1.07 .061
Disordered eating and unhealthy weight change behaviours
 Smoking Age 0.01 0.03 1.01 0.95, 1.08 .683
  Degreea 0.92 0.57 2.50 0.83, 7.58 .105
 Fasting Age −0.03 0.03 0.97 0.91, 1.03 .301
  Degreea −0.10 0.30 0.90 0.50, 1.63 .732
 Laxatives Age 0.02 0.05 1.02 0.93, 1.12 .644
  Degreea −0.46 0.61 0.63 0.19, 2.10 .453
 Vomiting Age −0.05 0.07 0.48 0.82, 1.10 .475
  Degreea 0.67 0.66 0.31 0.53, 7.18 .314
 Slimming pills Age 0.03 0.03 1.03 0.97, 1.10 .324
  Degreea −0.29 0.51 0.75 0.28, 2.02 .571
 Excessive exercise Age −0.05 0.03 0.95 0.89, 1.02 .139
  Degreea −0.76 0.26 0.47 0.28, 0.78 .004
  1. Note: a Course HPE = 0, non-HPE = 1; Bonferroni adjusted alpha was p < .003; Significant results are bolded; Logistic regression analyses could not be conducted for anabolic steroids because only one participant endorsed that method of weight change