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Table 4 Bivariate analysis of categorical variables associated with the binge eating score

From: Binge eating behavior in a sample of Lebanese Adolescents: Correlates and Binge Eating Scale validation

Variable Mean binge eating score p
Gender    < 0.001
Male 3.78 ± 4.07  
Female 5.68 ± 5.40  
Following a diet to lose weight   0.262
No (N = 377) 3.99 ± 4.13  
Yes (N = 237) 5.88 ± 5.69  
Exercising to lose weight   0.262
No (N = 197) 4.08 ± 4.72  
Yes (N = 417) 5.07 ± 4.89  
Vomiting to lose weight   0.003
No (N = 535) 4.15 ± 4.31  
Yes (N = 79) 7.67 ± 6.39  
Taking medications to lose weight   0.008
No (N = 560) 4.31 ± 4.52  
Yes (N = 54) 7.38 ± 6.17  
Starving to lose weight   0.009
No (N = 462) 3.94 ± 4.05  
Yes (N = 152) 6.93 ± 6.18  
Weighing yourself daily   0.001
No (N = 458) 4.15 ± 4.56  
Yes (N = 156) 6.32 ± 5.37  
Experienced social isolation   0.115
No (N = 419) 4.34 ± 4.68  
Yes (N = 195) 5.46 ± 5.13  
Family history of eating disorders   0.220
No (N = 419) 4.38 ± 4.60  
Yes (N = 195) 5.49 ± 5.37  
Pressured by media to lose weight    < 0.001
No (N = 447) 3.68 ± 3.94  
Yes (N = 167) 6.86 ± 5.82