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Table 7 Multiple-group comparisons of latent factor means and their corresponding effect sizes in combined sample

From: Assessing the factor structure and measurement invariance of the eating attitude test (EAT-26) across language and BMI in young Arab women

  FGF ERC FP SP VBP
  ∆ Latent Mean Pooled SD Effect Size P-Value 95% CI ∆ Latent Mean Pooled SD Effect Size P-Value 95% CI ∆ Latent Mean Pooled SD Effect Size P-Value 95% CI ∆ Latent Mean Pooled SD Effect Size P-Value 95% CI ∆ Latent Mean Pooled SD Effect Size P-Value 95% CI
Language*
 (N = 2270)
English
 (n = 521)
−.155 2.28 −.068 .021 −0.29,
0.02
0.225 1.72 .130 .000 0.13,
0.32
.156 1.77 .088 .003 0.05,
0.26
−.103 2.54 −.040 .169 −0.25, 0.04 .158 1.51 .105 .000 0.07, 0.25
BMI**
(N = 2048)
Normal Weight (n = 1052) .888 2.61 .340 .000 0.74,
1.04
.444 1.92 .231 .000 0.33,
0.55
.224 2.22 .101 .001 0.10,
0.35
−1.33 3.29 −.406 .000 −1.52,
−1.14
−.056 2.06 −.027 .357 −0.17, 0.06
Overweight/Obese (n = 747) 2.01 3.04 .663 .000 1.84,
2.19
0.967 2.192 0.441 .000 0.84,
1.09
0.752 2.587 0.291 .000 0.60,
0.90
−2.323 3.490 −0.666 .000 −2.52,
−2.12
0.042 2.205 0.019 .513 −0.08, 0.17
  1. Notes: SD Standard Deviation, CI Confidence Interval, FGF fear of getting fat, ERC eating- related control, FP food preoccupation, SP social pressure to gain weight, VPB vomiting-purging behavior, BMI Body Mass Index
  2. *Baseline for language base comparison is Arabic (n = 1749)
  3. **Baseline for BMI comparison was underweight BMI category (n = 249)