Question Answers Gender P-value Weight P-value
Do you know the recommended daily intake of calorie? 0.076 0.506
Yes 216 (54.1)
No 183 (45.9)
Do you monitor your calorie intake? 0.078 0.727
Yes 56 (14.0)
No 343 (86.0)
Do you find yourself binge eating when you're sad/depressed? 0.375 0.012*
Yes 184 (46.1)
No 215 (53.9)
Do you know about the different eating disorders such as anorexia/bulimia? <0.001* 0.007*
Yes 341 (85.5)
No 58 (14.5)
Have you known anyone being genuinely obese because of some metabolic/endocrine disorder? 0.018* 0.222
Yes 264 (66.2)
No 135 (33.8)
Have you ever gone on a diet? 0.532 <0.001*
Yes 145 (36.3)
No 254 (63.7)
Do you think diet works? 0.184 0.274
Yes 336 (84.2)
No 63 (15.8)
When compared, which one do you think is more important, diet or exercise? 0.274 0.623
Both 257 (64.4)
Diet 37 (9.3)
Exercise 102 (25.6)
Don’t know 3 (8)
Have you coupled diet with exercise? If yes, did you think it was effective or not? 0.821 <0.001*
Yes 150 (37.6)
No 84 (21.1)
Do you think Green tea is effective in reducing weight? 0.659 0.150
Yes 297 (74.4)
No 102 (25.6)
Do you think of overweight people as lazy or less healthy? 0.622 0.791
Yes 288 (72.2)
No 111 (27.8)
Do you think overweight people are discriminated/criticized based on their weight? 0.037* 0.942
Yes 373 (93.5)
No 26 (6.5)
Have you ever criticized/made fun of your friends because they're overweight? <0.001* 0.188
Yes 130 (32.6)
No 269 (67.4)
If yes, why? 0.387 0.127
You found it funny 57 (14.3)
You joined other people to fit in 11 (2.8)
You prefer people in your circle to be slim 7 (1.8)
You felt your opinion would motivate them to lose weight 83 (20.8)
Have you ever made fun of people who are/ thin? 0.004* <0.001*
Yes 176 (44.1)
No 223 (55.9)
Have you ever been body shamed (whether obese or thin) in your life? 0.828 0.396
Yes 228 (57.1)
No 171 (42.9)
Have you ever been pressurized to gain weight in order to look more appealing? 0.668 <0.001*
Yes 139 (34.8)
No 260 (65.2)
Have you ever been pressurized to lose weight? If yes, what was the source? 0.040* 0.854
Media 37 (9.3)
Friends 67 (16.8)
Family 108 (27.1)
Which one do you think is healthier? 0.121 0.112
Lose weight slowly 375 (94)
Lose weight quickly 24 (6.0)
Do you think when someone loses their weight, they're likely to keep it off? 0.018* 0.076
Yes 76 (19.0)
No 68 (17.0)
Maybe 255 (63.9)
Do you think people who are extremely thin are unhealthy? 0.903 0.376
Yes 171 (42.9)
No 124 (31.1)
Maybe 104 (26.1)
Which one do you think is more important? 0.603 0.602
Being healthy 307 (76.9)
Being thin 4 (1.0)
Both are equally important 85 (21.3)