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Table 3 Comparison of depressive and anxiety symptoms among different categories of perceived weight in boys and girls adjusted for age and areas

From: Association between actual weight status, perceived weight and depressive, anxious symptoms in Chinese adolescents: a cross-sectional study

  Boys Girls
  Mean SD F p Mean SD F p
Depressive symptoms
Perceived underweight 10.1 7.5    10.0 7.0   
Perceived normal 9.5 7.5 4.21 0.02 9.4 8.2 5.07 0.01
Perceived overweight 11.9 8.0    12.0 7.3   
Anxiety symptoms
Perceived underweight 30.7 6.3    3.17 5.8   
Perceived normal 31.9 7.6 3.93 0.02 32.4 6.6 2.13 0.12
Perceived overweight 32.6 6.0    33.7 6.6