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Table 3 Range of selected changes for a new body image for each determinant by Body Mass Index

From: Interest in healthy living outweighs presumed cultural norms for obesity for Ghanaian women

Determinant
Degree of Change* Hypertension Stroke Diabetes Myocardial Infarction Poor Vision Malaria Spouse/SO** Improve Overall Health
   Non obese Obese Non obese Obese Non obese Obese Non obese Obese Non obese Obese Non obese Obese Non obese Obese Non obese Obese
   % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
  -6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
  -4 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.9 1.5
  -3 1.9 0.0 1.9 0.0 2.9 0.0 3.9 0.5 1.9 0.0 2.9 0.0 5.6 0.0 2.9 0.0
  -2 4.9 1.0 3.9 0.5 2.9 0.5 3.9 0.0 4.9 0.5 3.9 0.5 3.3 0.5 5.8 0.5
  -1 7.8 0.5 7.8 0.5 6.8 1.5 7.8 0.5 4.9 0.5 8.7 1.5 7.8 0.5 8.7 1.5
CBI 0 42.7 17.4 35.9 19.0 42.7 18.5 40.8 18.5 61.2 33.8 53.4 30.3 52.2 26.1 37.9 16.9
  1 30.1 23.6 29.1 14.9 25.2 15.4 28.2 21.5 13.6 15.9 19.4 13.3 22.2 17.4 28.2 21.0
  2 6.8 19.5 14.6 21.5 11.7 23.6 11.7 20.5 8.7 15.4 6.8 20.0 3.3 19.0 11.7 18.5
  3 2.9 16.9 3.9 13.8 5.8 14.4 2.9 15.4 2.9 12.3 1.9 12.8 0.0 13.6 1.9 16.4
  4 0.0 11.3 1.0 15.9 0.0 12.3 1.0 13.3 1.0 10.8 1.0 9.7 2.2 14.7 1.0 11.8
  5 0.0 5.1 1.9 8.7 0.0 7.2 0.0 5.1 0.0 4.6 1.0 5.6 0.0 4.9 0.0 6.7
  6 1.9 2.6 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 1.5 0.0 2.6 1.0 2.1 0.0 1.6 0.0 2.6
  7 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.5 0.0 2.6 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.6 0.0 3.1 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.5
  8 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.6 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0
  9 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0
Total n   103 195 103 195 103 195 103 195 103 195 103 195 90 184 103 195
  1. *A negative value reflects the selection of a new body image that is larger than the current body image. ** 25 women had no spouse or significant other.