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Table 3 Predictors for weight loss (yes or no) after 1 year in logistic regression model (n = 159)

From: Predictors of weight loss in young adults who are over-weight or obese and have psychosocial problems: a post hoc analysis

Variable in the model Exp (B) 95 % Conf. Interval P-value
Consider a short term weight loss at baseline (30 day/6 months or more) 5.80 2.2 to 15.2 0.001
Preventive consultation and weight loss as goal 0.47 0.3 to 0.8 0.005
Number of problems (10 or more/7–9) 2.87 1.3 to 6.0 0.005
Age group (35–45/21–34 years) 2.87 1.3 to 6.3 0.009
Gender (female/male) 2.52 1.1 to 5.6 0.023
Weight group (obese/overweight) 1.48 1.0 to 2.2 0.053
Constant 0.012   0.003
Excluded from the model:    p-value
School education (high/low) 2.21   0.14
Single/not single 1.07   0.30
Self-rated health (bad to fair/good) 0.73   0.39
  1. Omnibus tests of model coefficients, Chi-square = 35.3, df = 6, P = 0.000
  2. Cox&Snell R Square = 0.20, Nagelkerke R Square = 0.27
  3. Hosmer and Lermeshow test: Chi-square = 7.2, df = 8, P = 0.52