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Table 2 Influences of different emotional states on eating

From: Severe obesity, emotions and eating habits: a case-control study

Statistical significance
Eating association with Study group Control group Paired t-test Fisher's exact test
- quarrelling Yes 14% 2% (p = 0.007) (p = 0.001)
No 86% 98%
total 74 175   
- anger Yes 3% 0% (p = 0.159) (p = 0.086)
No 97% 100%
total 73 175   
- displeasure Yes 4% 1% (p = 0.083) (p = 0.154)
No 96% 99%
total 73 175   
- pleasure Yes 15% 7% (p = 0.073) (p = 0.054)
No 85% 93%
total 73 175   
- excitement Yes 0% 2% (p = 0.182) (p = 0.557)
No 100% 98%
total 73 175   
- loneliness Yes 11% 3% (p = 0.197) (p = 0.023)
No 89% 97%
total 73 175   
- non-specific emotional state Yes 18% 12% (p = 0.211) (p = 0.311)
No 82% 88%
total 73 173