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Table 5 Association between eating habits score and psychological factors (n = 132)

From: Social and psychological factors affecting eating habits among university students in a Malaysian medical school: a cross-sectional study

Psychological factors Mean(SD) pvalue
Yes No
Eat because of feeling lonely 5.95 (1.78) 6.75 (1.70) 0.01
Feel completely out of control when it comes to food 6.32 (1.85) 6.44 (1.08) 0.70
Eat so much until stomach hurts 6.06 (1.76) 6.72 (1.74) 0.03
Eat because of feeling upset or nervous 6.07 (1.75) 6.69 (1.77) 0.04
Eat because of feeling bored 5.91 (1.67) 7.02 (1.74) <0.01
Eat because of feeling happy 6.31 (1.82) 6.58 (1.63) 0.50