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Table 3 Unadjusted associations between body weight misperception (reference group: accurate-perception) and depressed mood by physical activity levels 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

  Depressed mood
Under-perception Over-perception
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Physical activity
 Recommended VPA not meta 0.55 (0.40, 0.77)* 1.71 (1.19, 2.46)*
 Recommended VPA met 0.43 (0.22, 0.85)* 1.52 (0.45, 5.22)
 Recommended MPA not metb 0.55 (0.41, 0.76)* 1.55 (1.06, 2.26)*
 Recommended MPA met 0.33 (0.11, 1.03) 3.64 (1.09, 12.14)*
 Recommended walking not metc 0.55 (0.38, 0.79)* 2.02 (1.29, 3.15)*
 Recommended walking met 0.51 (0.32, 0.84)* 1.28 (0.66, 2.49)
 MSE < 2 day/weekd 0.59 (0.42, 0.83)* 1.74 (1.21, 2.51)*
 MSE ≥ 2 day/week 0.39 (0.20, 0.77)* 1.38 (0.37, 5.14)
  1. Referent group: Accurate weight perception
  2. aRecommended VPA (vigorous-intensity physical activity) ≥ 20 min/session, ≥ 3 day/week
  3. bRecommended MPA (moderate-intensity physical activity) ≥ 30 min/session, ≥ 5 day/week
  4. cRecommended walking ≥ 30 min/session, ≥ 5 day/week
  5. d MSE: Muscular strengthening exercises
  6. *p < 0.05