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Table 3 Results of one-way ANOVAs (F-statistics) for gender, age, BMI and exercise frequency among UK adults aged 18-65 years in 2009-2010

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

d.f., total d.f. Age (years) BMI (kg/m2) Exercise Frequency (hours per week)
(3, 2376) (3, 2376) (2, 2377)
ATOP 5.46** .85 4.01*
BAOP 7.29**a 12.51**c 3.58*
AFAS 14.74** 39.72**d 16.40**f
F-SCALE 5.51** 20.34** 3.93*g
Q1:Fat 16.06**b .28e 2.82h
Q2:Obese 8.39** 1.29 1.36
  1. BMI body mass index, d.f. degrees of freedom, 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; Q1: How insulting do you believe the word “fat” is?; Q2: How insulting do you believe the word “obese” is?; * P < .05; **P < .01; d.f., total d.f.: a3, 477.5; b3, 476.4; c3, 482.2; d2, 1118; e3, 492.0; f2, 1092; g2, 1096; h3, 493.5