Table 3

Likelihood of centre-right-aligned publications mentioning definitions of obesity

UnadjustedAdjusted*
OR95% CIP valueOR95% CIP value
Problem definitions
 Quantifies obesity prevalence within the UK0.970.73 to 1.300.8580.920.67 to 1.270.608
 Quantifies obesity prevalence elsewhere0.630.40 to 1.010.0570.590.34 to 1.030.065
 Mentions increase in obesity rates0.700.52 to 0.93 0.014 0.590.42 to 0.81 0.001
 Mentions obesity as a risk to health1.020.77 to 1.360.8850.880.64 to 1.220.456
 Mentions obesity as a cosmetic problem0.400.16 to 0.99 0.048 0.350.11 to 1.050.061
 Mentions obesity as a burden to NHS0.570.37 to 0.87 0.009 0.500.30 to 0.83 0.008
 Mentions obesity as an economic burden to society0.360.19 to 0.70 0.003 0.350.16 to 0.78 0.010
 Mentions socioeconomic and geographical differences0.620.38 to 1.000.0510.850.51 to 1.430.547
 Mentions women and/or girls0.860.58 to 1.290.4670.770.48 to 1.230.271
 Mentions men and/or boys0.590.34 to 1.030.0620.430.22 to 0.88 0.020
 Obesity is not a problem, overhyped0.750.29 to 1.930.5520.730.25 to 2.150.565
 Mentions discrimination, bullying or stigmatisation0.560.36 to 0.87 0.010 0.440.25 to 0.76 0.003
  • Bold type denotes statistical significance defined as p<0.05.

  • *Adjusted for publication market.

  • NHS, National Health Service.