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Table 2 Weight bias internalization score compared based on maternal weight-related factors

From: Exploring weight bias internalization in pregnancy

Grouping variable WBI Score
Pre-Pregnancy BMI Category*
  Underweight (n = 24) 4.0 (1.2)
  Normal Weight (n = 222) 3.8 (1.3)*
  Overweight (n = 44) 4.0 (1.0)
  Obesity (n = 33) 4.5 (0.8)*
Diagnosed with obesity before pregnancy*
  Yes (n = 130) 4.6 (0.7)
  No (n = 198) 3.5 (1.3)
Excessive gestational weight gain*
  Yes (n = 195) 4.2 (1.1)
  No (n = 139) 3.5 (1.2)
  1. BMI body mass index, WBI – weight bias internalization; *p < 0.05