Table 3: The mean and standard deviation of students’ attitudes toward obesity.

Item (Mean ±SD)
1. It is unhealthy to be overweight. 4.4 ± (1.03)
2. It is okay to be overweight. 1.9 ± (1.11)
3. Overweight people should try to lose weight 4.5 ± (0.91)
4. It is hard to keep at a healthy weight 3.6 ± (1.18)
5. It is easier to eat healthy and exercise with family support/ help 4.3 ± (0.95)
6. Earning a prize facilitate eating fruits and vegetables, get more exercise, and spend less time playing video/ computer games. 3.9 ± (1.04)
7. Obesity makes people isolated from others because of their appearance 2.7 ± (1.29)
8. Obesity reduces self-esteem and self-confidence 2.9 ± (1.30)
9. Obesity among young people is a manifestation of manhood and prestige that enhance other’s respect 2.6 ± (1.35)
10. Maintaining ideal body weight is a goal to improve the external appearance only 3.4 ± (1.36)
11. School should help students who are already overweight or who want to prevent themselves from becoming overweight 4.2 ± (0.99)
12. I am personally interested in eating healthy and getting enough exercise 4.1 ± (1.05)
Total students’ attitude toward obesity 3.5 ± (0.39)

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