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Table 5 Body image dissatisfaction amongst different populations

From: Impact of today's media on university student's body image in Pakistan: a conservative, developing country's perspective

Author Population Details Body Image Dissatisfaction (BID)
Wilkosz ME et al. [52] Californian adolescents (n = 1807, 55.3% girls and 44.7% boys, aged 12-17) 24% of girls had BID compared with 22% of boys (p < .05)
Lobera IJ et al. [53] Spanish university students (n = 417, 33.57% men and 66.43% women, mean age = 21.62) Negative correlation with BIQLI-SP* solely in the case of women (r = -0.13; P, 0.05). BMI also negatively correlated with BIQLI-SP only in women (r = -0.20; P, 0.01)
Stigler MH et al. [54] Indian 8th and 10th graders (n = 1818, 60% boys and 40% girls, mean ages = 13.9 years old and 15.8 years old for each grade respectively) Girls were more likely than boys to perceive themselves as overweight (p = 0.047) and to have low body satisfaction (p = 0.052)
Khan AN et al. (present study) Pakistani university students (n = 784, 48% males and 52% females, mean age = 20.6) 75.3% males as compared to only 35.0% females had negative BID, (p < 0.0001)
  1. *(BIQLI-SP): Spanish version of the Body Image Quality of Life Inventory.