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Table 2 Relationship between weight perception and nutritional status of emerging adults (n = 192)

From: Weight perceptions, weight management practices, and nutritional status of emerging adults living in the Accra Metropolis

Variable aNormal weight status bNormal WHR
Odds ratio 95%CI Odds ratio 95%CI
Sex
 Male 1.3 0.74–2.59 4.7** 2.19–10.12
 Female 1   1  
Age
 18–21 year olds 0.6 0.30–1.41 0.4**  0.18-0.93
 22–25 year olds 1   1  
FAIc
 Inaccurate perception 0.3** 0.17–0.67 0.6* 0.29–1.11
 Accurate perception 1   1  
  1. aRefers to Body Mass Indices which indicate normal weight status i.e. 18.5 kg/m2 to 24.9 kg/m2
  2. bRefers to Waist-to-hip ratios which indicate normal central adiposity i.e. ratio below 0.8 for females and 0.9 for males
  3. cRefers to the Feel-weight-status-minus-Actual-weight-status Index i.e. inaccurate perception equates perceiving one’s weight as greater than it actually is or perceiving one’s weight as less than it actually is. Accurate perception equates perceiving one’s weight as what it actually is
  4. *p-value < 0.1, **p-value < 0.05