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Table 2 Participants’ current and ideal muscle mass with prevalence of disordered eating attitudes and body mass index for each category

From: Disordered eating attitudes correlate with body dissatisfaction among Kuwaiti male college students

Muscle mass (FFMI) Total selections n (%) BMI M (SD) EAT-26 categories
At risk of disordered eating attitudes n (%) Not at risk of disordered eating attitudes n (%) χ2(d.f.), p
Current
 15.5 99 (24.8%) 25 (5.77) 38 (38.4%) 61 (61.6%) χ2(4) = 12.42, p < .014
 18.9 128 (32.1%) 25.53 (4.7) 53 (41.4%) 75 (58.6%)
 22 123 (30.8%) 25.97 (4.54) 62 (50%) 62 (50%)
 25.6 33 (8.3%) 26.93 (6.17) 20 (60.6%) 13 (39.4%)
 29 16 (4%) 29.56 (8.67) 12 (75%) 4 (25%)
Ideal
 15.5 27 (6.8%) 25.14 (5.85) 12 (44.4%) 15 (55.6%) χ2(4) = 7.24, p < .124
 18.9 43 (10.8%) 24.01 (5.55) 19 (44.2%) 24 (55.8%)
 22 210 (52.6%) 26.11 (5.27) 88 (41.7%) 123 (58.3%)
 25.6 93 (23.3%) 26.11 (5.36) 49 (52.7%) 44 (47.3%)
 29 26 (6.5%) 26.24 (4.09) 17 (65.4%) 9 (34.6%)
  1. BMI body mass index, EAT-26 eating attitudes test, FFMI fat free mass index. Pearson’s chi-squared tests were used to compare the prevalence of the risk of disordered eating between groups in relation to current and ideal levels of muscle mass