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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratios (AORs) for trying to lose weight and receiving weight-loss advice in overweight/obese adults with hypertension and/or diabetes, or the AORs for adopting a low fat/low calorie diet and/or engaging in physical activity among those who attempted to lose weight (using people with neither disease as the referent), BRFSS 2003

From: Weight control behaviors in overweight/obese U.S. adults with diagnosed hypertension and diabetes

  HTN/DM HTN DM Neither
Among overweight/obese people (n = 143,386)     
   Trying to lose weight† 1.18 (1.07–1.29) 1.11 (1.05–1.17) 1.02 (0.90–1.15) 1.00
   Receipt of weight-loss advice‡ 3.88 (3.52–4.29) 2.28 (2.14–2.44) 3.23 (2.81–3.71) 1.00
Among overweight/obese people who attempted to lose weight (n = 78,446)     
   Adopting a LF/LC diet/engaging physical activity† 1.46 (1.15–1.84) 1.07 (0.92–1.23) 1.03 (0.77–1.37) 1.00
   Adopting a LF/LC diet only† 1.72 (1.35–2.20) 1.21 (1.03–1.40) 1.05 (0.78–1.43) 1.00
   Engaging in physical activity only† 0.96 (0.70–1.31) 0.95 (0.79–1.13) 0.80 (0.55–1.16) 1.00
  1. †: Adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity, body mass index, education, marital status, employment, smoking, and receipt of weight-loss advice
  2. ‡: Adjusted for the same variables as listed above except for receipt of weight-loss advice.
  3. BRFSS: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; HTN/DM: having both hypertension (HTN) and diabetes (DM); LF/LC: low fat/low calorie