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Table 3 Spearman’s rho correlations (rs) between nutritional variables, body image (assessed using the BSQ), and behaviors for eating disorders (assessed using EAT-26 and BITE) in the studied groups

From: Amateur ballet practicing, body image and eating behaviors: a comparative study of classical ballet dancers, gym users and sedentary women

Variables 1 2 3 4 5 6
Ballet dancers
1. BMI      
2. %BF 0.763**     
3. Femoral neck BMD (Z-scores) 0.202 0.321    
4. BSQ 0.657** 0.574** 0.092   
5. EAT-26 0.426 0.280 – 0.055 0.651**  
6. BITE 0.194 0.140 0.329 0.090 0.193
Gym users
1. BMI      
2. %BF 0.009     
3. Femoral neck BMD (Z-scores) 0.703** 0.027    
4. BSQ 0.351 0.013 0.488   
5. EAT-26 – 0.100 – 0.571* 0.179 0.538*  
6. BITE 0.234 0.009 0.689** 0.501* 0.342
Sedentary women
1. BMI      
2. %BF 0.719**     
3. Femoral neck BMD (Z-scores) 0.108 0.180    
4. BSQ 0.653** 0.524* – 0.145   
5. EAT-26 0.462* 0.421 – 0.299 0.673**  
6. BITE 0.355 0.229 0.001 0.543 – 0.114
  1. BSQ body shape questionnaire, EAT-26 eating attitudes test, BITE bulimic investigatory test, Edinburgh; BMI body mass index, %BF body fat percentage, BMD bone mineral density.
  2. **p < .01; *p < .05