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Table 1 Explicit attitudes towards obesity for gender, age, BMI and exercise frequency (mean and standard deviation) among UK adults aged 18–65 years in 2009–2010

From: UK adults’ implicit and explicit attitudes towards obesity: a cross-sectional study

Measure   Gender Age (years) BMI (kg/m2) Exercise Frequency (hours per week)
n   Male Female 18–25 26–35 36–50 51–65 <18.5 18.5–24.9 25–29.9 ≥30 0–3 4–7 8+
613 1767 1374 542 329 135 166 1518 440 256 1019 943 418
ATOP 64.10 61.10 65.14 63.15 65.39 66.34 63.12 63.33 63.85 64.64 65.17 64.75 64.24 62.22
(15.53) (16.53) (15.03) (15.50) (15.12) (15.68) (16.24) (16.19) (15.40) (15.04) (16.64) (15.15) (15.69) (15.95)
BAOP 14.65 15.12 14.48 14.15 14.96 16.17 14.73 16.08 14.08 14.84 16.75 15.06 14.37 14.25
(6.65) (6.70) (6.62) (6.20) (6.76) (7.77) (7.03) (7.50) (6.27) (6.65) (7.64) (6.76) (6.62) (6.39)
AFAS 15.39 16.73 14.93 15.87 14.78 14.41 15.33 15.27 15.97 14.86 12.93 14.85 15.59 16.27
(4.37) (4.46) (4.24) (4.38) (4.21) (4.34) (4.36) (4.78) (4.21) (4.23) (4.31) (4.15) (4.32) (4.83)
F-Scale 3.74 3.80 3.72 3.77 3.70 3.67 3.76 3.72 3.79 3.71 3.55 3.71 3.77 3.77
(0.47) (0.50) (0.47) (0.48) (0.45) (0.48) (0.49) (0.48) (0.46) (0.46) (0.51) (0.46) (0.47) (0.52)
  1. ATOP, BAOP Attitudes About Obese Persons Scale and Beliefs About Obese Persons Scale, AFAS Anti-Fat Attitudes Scale, F-Scale The Fat Phobia Scale short form