Table 3

Likeliness for meeting public health guidelines for weight control, waist circumference and lifestyle behaviours

OR (95% CI)

p value


Body weight loss ≥ 5%


Phone vs. Control

3.2* (2.1; 4.9)

<0.001


Internet vs. Control

2.3* (1.5; 3.6)

<0.001


Body weight gain >3%


Phone vs. Control

0.7 (0.4; 1.3)

0.30


Internet vs. Control

0.7 (0.4; 1.2)

0.19


≥ 200 gram vegetables/day


Phone vs. Control

1.0 (0.7; 1.7)

0.85


Internet vs. Control

0.9 (0.5; 1.4)

0.53


≥ 2 pieces fruit/day


Phone vs. Control

1.1 (0.7; 1.6)

0.80


Internet vs. Control

0.9 (0.6; 1.4)

0.80


≥ 30 mins. PA/5 days a week


Phone vs. Control

1.8* (1.3; 2.6)

<0.001


Internet vs. Control

1.4 (0.97; 2.1)

0.07


All analyses based on complete data. OR = odds ratio, PA = physical activity, *significant difference: p < 0.05.

van Wier et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-6

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