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Table 4 Comparison of depressive and anxiety symptoms among different categories of actual 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
   underweight 9.7 7.7    9.2 7.4   
   normal 10.0 7.5 2.45 0.09 10.3 7.8 1.74 0.18
   overweight 13.0 9.1    11.6 7.5   
Anxiety symptoms
   underweight 31.1 6.9    29.0 5.1   
   normal 31.0 6.9 1.89 0.15 32.7 6.5 1.43 0.24
   overweight 32.3 6.9    32.6 6.1