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Table 2 Weight-related terms and implicit 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
Q1:Fat 6.87 6.2 7.1 7.1 6.7 6.4 6.2 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.6
(2.16) (2.2) (2.1) (2.0) (2.2) (2.3) (2.5) (2.4) (2.1) (2.2) (2.2) (2.1) (2.1) 2.3)
Q2:Obese 6.83 6.4 7.0 7.1 6.5 6.6 6.4 6.7 6.8 6.8 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.7
(2.57) (2.6) (2.6) (2.5) (2.6) (2.7) (2.7) (2.5) (2.6) (2.6) (2.6) (2.6) (2.5) (2.7)
n   491 1467 1198 442 231 87 140 1281 352 184 840 787 331
IAT D Score 147.81 161.08 143.37 130.40 107.76 269.88 266.94 178.74 147.57 170.70 83.99 157.31 144.26 132.16
(691.65) (702.51) (688.16) (714.80) (656.51) (643.07) (626.36) (685.82) (696.66) (683.66) (677.85) (672.02) (704.30) (711.88)
  1. Q1: How insulting do you believe the word “fat” is?; Q2: How insulting do you believe the word “obese” is?; IAT: Implicit Association Test