Table 2

Association of misperception with independent variables
Independent variables Yes No p-value (chi-square)
N = 856 N = 544
N % N %
1. Gender Male 371 43.3 485 56.7 0.406
Female 223 41 321 59
2. BMI Underweight 214 54.9 176 45.1 <0.001
Normal 173 24.2 542 75.8
Overweight 140 90.9 14 9.1
Obese 67 47.5 74 52.5
3. University type Public Sector 298 38.5 477 61.5 0.001
Private 296 47.4 329 52.6
4. Faculty General (Art+ Science) 200 41.8 278 58.2 0.001
Engineering 192 48 208 52
Medical sciences 149 42.9 198 57.1
Business Administration 53 30.3 122 69.7

Table shows distribution of the independent variables with weight misperception (yes or no). P-values of chi square tests of misperception with the independent variables have been quoted as well.

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Saleem et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:707   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-707

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