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Table 3 Eating patterns and other factors related to health status of participants according to having or not having type 2 diabetes

From: Comparison of eating disorders and eating behaviors in adults with and without type 2 diabetes prior to bariatric surgery

  Type 2 diabetes (n = 142) (%) Non-type 2 diabetes (n = 142) (%) P-value
Loss of eating control
 Yes 108 (76.3) 86 (60.7) 0.08
 No 34 (23.7) 56 (39.3)  
Binge eating disorder    
 Yes 108 (76.3) 67 (47.3) 0.001
 No 34 (23.7) 75 (52.7)  
Bulimia nervosa    
 Yes 19 (13.6) 12 (8.0) 0.444
 No 123 (86.4) 120 (92.0)  
Night eating syndrome    
 Yes 3 (1.7) 9 (6.7) 0.34
 No 139 (98.3) 133 (93.3)  
Eating habits
 Breakfast eating routinely (6–7 day/week)    
  Yes 58 (40.7) 55 (38.7) 0.67
  No 84 (59.3) 87 (61.3)  
 Lunch eating routinely (6-7 day/week)
  Yes 94 (66.1) 103 (72.7) 0.523
  No 48 (33.9) 39 (27.3)  
 Dinner eating routinely (6-7 day/week)
  Yes 70 (49.2) 96 (67.3) 0.023
  No 72 (50.8) 46 (32.7)  
 Eat when do not feel hungry
 Almost every day 27 (18.6) 53 (37.3) 0.151
 More than one a week 19 (13.6) 12 (8.7)  
 One a week 48 (33.9) 40 (28.0)  
 Less than one a week 48 (33.9) 37 (26.0)  
Eat with a feeling of fullness
 Almost every day 31 (22.0) 55 (38.7) 0.024
 More than one a week 21 (13.6) 21 (14.7)  
 One a week 43 (28.8) 45 (32.0)  
 Less than one a week 47 (32.2) 21 (14.7)  
Overall health status
 Excellent 0 (0.0) 7 (4.7) 0.17
 Very good 7 (5.1) 6 (4.0)  
 Good 24 (16.9) 47 (33.3)  
 Fair 70 (49.2) 58 (40.7)  
 Poor 41 (28.8) 24 (17.3)  
Overall health status Compared to last year
 Much better 0 (0.0) 8 (6.0) 0.326
 A little better 14 (10.2) 8 (6.0)  
 Like last year 65 (45.8) 51 (36.0)  
 Slightly worse 34 (23.7) 47 (33.3)  
 Much worse 29 (20.3) 28 (18.7)  
Daily activities affected by health status
 Very limited 8 (5.1) 2 (1.3) 0.085
 Slightly limited 91 (64.4) 71 (50.0)  
 No restrictions 43 (30.5) 69 (48.7)  
Energy and emotions
  Most of time 5 (3.4) 0 (0.0)  
  Considerable time of day 19 (13.6) 19 (13.3) 0.554
 Sometimes 99 (69.5) 97 (68.7)  
  A little bit of time 17 (11.9) 25 (17.3)  
  Never 2 (1.7) 1 (0.7)