Table 3.

ORs and 95% CIs for the Associations of School Level, Weight Status, Race/Ethnic Group, and Frequency of Reading Fashion Magazines With the Influences of the Media on Dieting, Exercise, and Perception of the Perfect Body Shape

Diet to Lose Weight
Because of a
Magazine Article
Exercise to Lose
Weight Because of a
Magazine Article
Believe that Magazines
Influence Their Idea of the
Perfect Body Shape
School level
 Elementary1.00 (Referent)1.00 (Referent)1.00 (Referent)
 Junior0.76 (0.42–1.38)0.79 (0.46–1.36)1.03 (0.65–1.64)
 High1.01 (0.56–1.82)1.41 (0.82–2.40)1.09 (0.68–1.76)
Weight status
 Not overweight1.00 (Referent)1.00 (Referent)1.00 (Referent)
 Overweight1.61 (0.96–2.72)0.82 (0.49–1.39)1.12 (0.72–1.74)
Race/ethnic group
 White1.00 (Referent)1.00 (Referent)1.00 (Referent)
 Black1.77 (0.94–3.30)0.66 (0.34–1.29)0.65 (0.39–1.09)
 Hispanic2.05 (1.01–4.15)1.22 (0.62–2.39)1.51 (0.78–2.90)
 Other3.75 (1.85–7.59)2.23 (1.13–4.40)2.29 (1.09–4.81)
Frequency of reading fashion magazines
 Low1.00 (Referent)1.00 (Referent)1.00 (Referent)
 Moderate1.44 (0.80–2.58)1.94 (1.14–3.30)2.03 (1.30–3.15)
 High2.11 (1.19–3.75)3.02 (1.77–5.17)2.81 (1.72–4.58)