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Table 3 Comparisons based on reported physical activity levels (n=512) ab

From: Evaluation of About Being Active, an online lesson about physical activity shows that perception of being physically active is higher in eating competent low-income women

Variable Total sample (n=512) (Mean ± SD) Physically active 1(n= 390) Not physically active (n=122) Physically active ≥ 30 min/day 2(n=362) Physically active < 30 min/day (n=150)
BMI 28.3 ± 7.2 27.1 ± 6.5 32.4 ± 7.9*** 27.1 ± 6.5 31.4 ± 7.9***
Weight satisfaction 3 3.6 ± 1.2 3.4 ± 1.2 4.3 ± 1.0*** 3.4 ± 1.2 4.2 ± 1.0***
EC Score 4 28.9 ± 8.5 30.1 ± 8.3 24.9 ± 8.1*** 29.9 ± 8.3 26.3 ± 8.6***
Age (years) 30.7 ± 7.5 30.3 ± 7.4 32.0 ± 7.8* 30.2 ± 7.3 32.0 ± 7.8**
  1. *P≤0.05, **P≤0.01, ***P≤ 0.001.
  2. 1 Based on participant response to the question, “Do you consider yourself a physically active person? Yes or No?”.
  3. 2 Based on participant response to the question, “Are you physically active 30 minutes or more per day or < 30 minutes per day?”.
  4. 3 Possible score 1(Very satisfied) to 5 (Very unsatisfied).
  5. 4 Scores range from 0 to 48; higher scores indicate greater eating competence; total n=492.
  6. a Sample size may vary due to missing responses.
  7. b Statistical tests are between physically active and not physically active or between physically active 30 minutes or more per day and < 30 minutes per day.