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Table 5 Associations between abdominal obesity and psychological and life style variables presented for each gender

From: Gender, alexithymia and physical inactivity associated with abdominal obesity in type 1 diabetes mellitus: a cross sectional study at a secondary care hospital diabetes clinic

  Abdominal obesity in men
(N = 159)
Abdominal obesity in women
(N = 115)
  COR P AOR P a COR P AOR P a
Depression (≥ 8p) b 1.9 (0.4–9.3) 0.45 - - 0.99 (0.29–3.4) 0.98 - -
Anxiety (≥ 8p) b 1.4 (0.4–4.9) 0.51 - - 2.1 (0.9–4.5) 0.071 1.7 (0.8–4.0) 0.20
Alexithymia (≥ 61p) c 2.4 (0.6–9.8) 0.21 - - 1.8 (0.7–4.6) 0.23 - -
High DIF (≥23 p) c 7.7 (1.9–30.4) 0.004 7.7 (1.9–30.4) 0.004 1.8 (0.7–5.0) 0.23 - -
High DDF (≥18 p) c 0.7 (0.1–5.6) 0.72 - - 0.7 (0.2–2.8) 0.63 - -
High EOT (≥ 27 p) c 0.00 >0.99 - - 0.8 (0.2–4.2) 0.81 - -
High self-emancipation (≥66 p) d 2.6 (0.6–10.3) 0.19 - - 1.2 (0.3–5.3) 0.76 - -
Low self-affirmation (≤38 p) d 1.4 (0.2–12.2) 0.76 - - 1.4 (0.5–3.7) 0.49 - -
Low self-love (≤40 p) d 2.7 (0.5–14.1) 0.24 - - 1.1 (0.4–3.0) 0.91 - -
Low self-protection (≤30 p) d 0.6 (0.1–4,7) 0.61 - - 2.1 (0.5–8.3) 0.29 - -
Low self-control (≤28 p) d 1.4 (0.3–7.1) 0.65 - - 1.8 (0.6–5.4) 0.32 - -
High self-blame (≥52 p) d 1.4 (0.2–12.2) 0.76 - - 1.0 (0.4–2.5) 0.96 - -
High self-hate (≥50 p) d 1.7 (0.2–14.3) 0.66 - - 1.9 (0.7–5.1) 0.17 - -
High self-neglect (≥48 p) d 0.6 (0.1–5.2) 0.67 - - 2.3 (0.7–7.5) 0.15 - -
Smoking e 0.6 (0.1–4.9) 0.64 - - 1.1 (0.3–4.4) 0.92 - -
Physical inactivity f 1.4 (0.3–6.9) 0.67 - - 3.2 (1.0–10.5) 0.049 3.6 (1.1–11.8) 0.037
Clinical psychiatric diagnoses 0.7 (0.1–6.0) 0.77 - - 2.5 (1.0–6.4) 0.062 1.5 (0.4–6-7) 0.57
Age (per year) 1.05 (0.99–1.11) 0.091 1.04 (0.98–1.10) 0.19 1.02 (0.99–1.06) 0.19 1.02 (0.99–1.06) 0.21
Antidepressants 1.1 (0.1–9.6) 0.91 - - 4.1 (1.2–13.8) 0.025 4.3 (1.2–15.0) 0.022
  1. N (men/women) = 159/125 unless otherwise specified
  2. aMultiple logistic regression analysis (Backward: Wald)
  3. bHADS-D
  4. cHADS-A
  5. dTAS-20
  6. eSASB
  7. Missing values for men: d n = 3
  8. e n = 6
  9. f n = 6. Missing values for women
  10. d n = 4
  11. e n = 6
  12. f n = 6. Men/women: Hosmer and Lemeshow Test 0.226/0.910; Nagelkerke R Square 0.10/0.105