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Table 3 Eating when not hungry

From: Long-term psychiatric inpatients’ perspectives on weight gain, body satisfaction, diet and physical activity: a mixed methods study

Questions Yes (%) Male
Yes (%)
Female
Yes (%)
Significant difference between male and female
Do you have the urge to eat even when you’re not hungry? 19 (45) 14 (45) 5 (45) ns
Do you find it hard to stop eating even when you are full? 16 (38) 11 (35) 5 (45) ns
Do you realise that you have eaten more than you intended to? 32 (76) 24 (77) 8 (73) ns
Do you eat more if there is food around? 28 (67) 19 (61) 9 (82) ns
Do you eat when you are emotionally stressed, upset, worried, tense or bored? 18 (43) 10 (32) 8 (72) χ2 = 5.4, df 1 p = 0.03