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Table 2 Analyses of variance of associations between BMI category and mental distress assessed with the four SCL-90 subscales

From: Associations between obesity and mental distress in late midlife: results from a large Danish community sample

Men Total Underweight Normal weight Overweight Obese Severely obese F-statistic P-value
Unadj. M (SD) Unadj. M (SD) Adj. M Unadj. M (SD) Adj. M Unadj. M (SD) Adj. M Unadj. M (SD) Adj. M Unadj. M (SD) Adj. M Unadj. M (SD) Adj. M Unadj. Adj.
Somatization 0.34 (0.4) 0.45 (0.5) 0.46 0.32 (0.4) 0.38 0.31 (0.3) 0.35 0.45 (0.5) 0.47 0.51 (0.4) 0.50 16.68 10.72 <0.001 <0.001
Depression 0.39 (0.5) 0.53 (0.4) 0.51 0.38 (0.5) 0.41 0.37 (0.5) 0.40 0.49 (0.5) 0.49 0.53 (0.6) 0.51 8.45 5.29 <0.001 <0.001
Anxiety 0.35 (0.4) 0.49 (0.5) 0.45 0.35 (0.4) 0.35 0.33 (0.4) 0.32 0.38 (0.4) 0.36 0.35 (0.4) 0.24 4.43 3.46 <0.05 <0.05
GSI 0.36 (0.4) 0.49 (0.4) 0.48 0.35 (0.4) 0.38 0.34 (0.4) 0.36 0.44 (0.4) 0.45 0.45 (0.4) 0.43 10.66 6.81 <0.001 <0.001
Women
Somatization 0.47 (0.5) 0.46 (0.5) 0.51 0.41 (0.4) 0.48 0.51 (0.5) 0.55 0.58 (0.6) 0.61 0.61 (0.6) 0.53 7.59 4.86 <0.001 <0.001
Depression 0.52 (0.5) 0.61 (0.6) 0.72 0.47 (0.5) 0.61 0.52 (0.5) 0.65 0.59 (0.5) 0.70 0.61 (0.5) 0.61 3.95 5.29 <0.05 <0.05
Anxiety 0.40 (0.5) 0.45 (0.5) 0.55 0.38 (0.4) 0.50 0.39 (0.4) 0.49 0.43 (0.5) 0.52 0.40 (0.4) 0.41 1.12 0.84 NS NS
GSI 0.46 (0.4) 0.51 (0.5) 0.60 0.42 (0.4) 0.53 0.48 (0.4) 0.57 0.54 (0.5) 0.62 0.55 (0.4) 0.52 4.14 2.20 <0.05 NS
  1. Unadjusted mean (M) and standard deviation (SD) and adjusted mean with age, occupational social class and years of education included as covariates
  2. Note: All independent factors except duration of education were analyzed as categorical variables. General Severity Index (GSI)