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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of the factors associated with the Dutch restrained eating scale

From: Factors associated with restrained eating and validation of the Arabic version of the restrained eating scale among an adult representative sample of the Lebanese population: a cross-sectional study

  Dutch restrained eating scale p-value
Mean ± SD
Gender Male 2.35 ± 0.92 < 0.001
Female 2.65 ± 0.97
Marital status Single 2.49 ± 0.98 0.004
Married 2.71 ± 0.91
Monthly income No income 2.49 ± 0.98 0.021
<  1000$ 2.50 ± 0.97
1000–2000 $ 2.74 ± 0.91
>  2000 $ 2.80 ± 0.83
Education level Primary 2.67 ± 1.02 0.926
Complementary 2.51 ± 0.85
Secondary 2.56 ± 0.97
University 2.55 ± 0.97
Alcohol use Yes 2.55 ± 1.17 0.984
No 2.54 ± 0.95
Tobacco use Yes 2.48 ± 0.99 0.173
No 2.59 ± 0.95
Caffeine Yes 2.57 ± 0.97 0.053
No 2.35 ± 0.90
Family history of eating disorders Yes 2.85 ± 0.90 < 0.001
No 2.47 ± 0.97
Pressure from TV, magazine to lose weight Yes 3.09 ± 0.90 < 0.001
No 2.43 ± 0.94
Practicing sport activities Yes 2.68 ± 0.95 < 0.001
No 2.36 ± 0.96
Receiving comments from the family concerning losing weight Yes 2.64 ± 0.97 0.113
No 2.52 ± 0.96
Being insulted Yes 2.65 ± 0.97 0.354
No 2.54 ± 0.96
Being physically abused Yes 2.65 ± 0.91 0.405
No 2.54 ± 0.97
Being sexually abused Yes 2.61 ± 0.84 0.741
No 2.55 ± 0.97
  1. SD Standard deviation