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Table 2 Unadjusted main and interaction effects of body weight misperception and physical activity on psychological distress among young South Korean adults aged 20 to 39 years—2010–12 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) (N = 6055)

From: Body weight misperception and psychological distress among young South Korean adults: the role of physical activity

  Stressed feeling Depressed mood Suicidal ideation
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Body weight under-perception 0.87 (0.72, 1.01) 0.50 (0.34, 0.74)* 0.48 (0.36, 0.63)*
Physical activitya 0.98 (0.85, 1.12) 0.83 (0.62, 1.11) 0.88 (0.72, 1.06)
Body weight under-perception* physical activitya 0.95 (0.76, 1.19) 1.00 (0.58, 1.73) 1.41 (0.90, 1.90)
Body weight over-perception 1.50 (1.17, 1.93)* 2.69 (1.96, 3.69)* 2.06 (1.49, 2.85)*
Physical activitya 0.96 (0.85, 1.08) 0.90 (0.74, 1.08) 0.92 (0.77, 1.10)
Body weight over-perception* physical activitya 0.94 (0.66, 1.33) 0.55 (0.34, 0.89)* 0.95 (0.60, 1.50)
  1. aMeeting any type of recommended level of physical activity
  2. *p < 0.05