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Table 3 EBQ Subscale Group Performance

From: Confirmatory factor analysis and examination of the psychometric properties of the eating beliefs questionnaire

  Total EBQ Score
Mean (SD)
Negative Beliefs
Mean (SD)
Positive Beliefs
Mean (SD)
Sample Groups
 Community Sample (n = 290) 37.68 (13.53) 15.86 (6.50) 21.82 (8.85)
 University Sample (n = 283) 34.39 (12.24) 14.28 (5.44) 20.10 (8.06)
 Binge Eating Research Sample (n = 76) 54.32 (13.31) 24.49 (6.34) 29.83 (9.56)
 Obesity Research Sample (n = 120) 51.02 (12.54) 23.28 (6.07) 27.77 (8.70)
Subgroups
 Non Binge Eating (n = 249) 32.39 (12.30) 13.47 (5.60) 18.92 (8.12)
 Engaging in Binge Eating (n = 347) 46.95 (14.25) 20.51 (7.17) 26.45 (9.16)
 BMI in Normal Range (n = 419) 37.10 (13.93) 15.60 (6.65) 21.50 (8.74)
 BMI >25 (n = 297) 45.43 (14.88) 20.15 (7.04) 25.28 (9.31)