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Table 3 Descriptive Statistics for Body Mass Index (BMI) Percentile, Weight Perception, Trying to Lose Weight, and Exercise as a Weight-Loss Method (N = 2216)

From: Assessing weight perception accuracy to promote weight loss among U.S. female adolescents: A secondary analysis

Variables (n) n %
BMI Percentile (2163)   
   Mean (Standard Deviation) 22.90 (5.18)
   Median 21.63  
   Not overweight or obese 1571 72.63
   Overweight 336 15.53
   Obese 256 11.84
Weight Perception (2215)   
   Not overweight 1351 60.99
   Slightly overweight 757 34.18
   Very overweight 107 4.83
Trying to Lose Weight at Wave II (2215)   
   Not trying to lose weight 1,175 53.05
   Trying to lose weight 1,040 46.95
Exercise as a Weight-Loss Method if Trying to Lose Weight (1040)   
   No 244 23.46
   Yes 796 76.54