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“Project 4”

“Project 4”

Ms. McArthur

Sarethia Grant

Tuskegee University
Hypothesis:

The bivariate table shows: the relationship between the consumption of fruits and how it

contributes to gradual weight loss. My hypothesis question was: is eating fruit an

immediate contributor to losing weight? The independent variable was the consumption

of fruit, the dependent variable was weight loss, and the control was sex. In the chart, the

value of the variables “servings of fruit” symbolizes how many times a day an individual

has consumed fruit. Although I think that the consumption of fruit will have an effect on

weight, I do not think that it would be an immediate effect on an individual I think it

would be gradual.
Rational:

Diet is a direct correlation with weight. When people incorporate their good eating habits

as well as healthy living circumstances, they tend to feel good about themselves. They are

more energized and in better spirits than most. The loss of weight is usually correlated

with healthy eating. Even when weight is not lost, the stability of ones weight is generally

achieved by maintaining it’s self. I think that the independent variable (fruit) influences

the dependent variable (weight loss) due to the direct correlation with healthy eating

lifestyle and the maintaining of weight. The control variable will have a little bit of an

impact due to the fact that different sexes eat differently. Males tend to eat more and have

more control of their weight distribution. Females tend to struggle more with their weight

and try to find more means of maintaining weight. Because of the different structure of

the human body, males and females distribute weight different.

Results:
Bivariate Table
Weight Loss by Fruit
Servings of fruit incorporation with weight loss
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Was weight lost? 1 2 3 4 5 6 Row Total

Yes 197 2988 1511 807 720 326 7327

No 1150 2281 922 474 366 169 5362


Total 16.7 41.5 19.2 10.1 8.6 3.9 100.0

(N) 2125 5269 2433 1281 1086 495 12689


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Multivariate Table
Weight Loss by Sex
Females Servings of fruit incorporation with weight loss
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Was weight lost? 1 2 3 4 5 6 Row total

Yes 521 1829 861 476 386 190 4263

No 505 1068 344 186 140 70 2313

Total 15.6 44.1 18.3 10.1 8.0 4.0 100.0

(N) 1026 2897 1205 662 526 260 6576


Males

Was weight lost? 1 2 3 4 5 6 Row total

Yes 450 1154 645 330 334 135 3048

No 639 1205 577 285 221 99 3026

Total 17.9 38.8 20.1 10.1 9.1 3.9 100.0

(N) 1089 2359 1222 615 555 234 6074

Discussion:
Prior to me configuring my charts, I thought that my hypothesis was correct. My
hypothesis stated that when eating fruit; it could be a direct contributor to weight loss or
weight maintaining. The charts incorporate the consumption of fruit, weigh loss, and sex.
The sex of my charts was split into two: female, and male. I found that my hypothesis
was (as a consensus) wrong.
After doing my charts I found that I was unwittingly wrong. My charts showed that as a
whole many people did not see a huge impact on weight after the consumption of fruit.
However, the more servings of fruit consumed daily by an individual the more likely
people were to either maintain or lose their weight. The people who had 6 servings of
fruit per day versus the individuals who had 1 or two were more successful in either
maintaining their weight than those who had less.
Even with the distribution of sex (both male and female) the results were just as typical as
those of the consensus. Males who ate more fruit could maintain or lose weight much
more steadily than those who eat less than that amount. The same exact thing went for the
females in my charts. The more consumption of fruits the more weight could be
“controlled”. As a whole for my multivariate charts the individuals who lost the most
weight were those individuals who eat the most fruit.
Appendix: Bivariate Crosstabs

Multivariate Crosstabs
Syntax: