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Table 3 Ethnic differences in silhouettes chosen by mothers and their daughters representing dimensions of body image

From: Intra-familial and ethnic effects on attitudinal and perceptual body image: a cohort of South African mother-daughter dyads

  Ethnicity      
Silhouettes Black (n = 44)   Mixed Ancestry (n = 64)   White (n = 60)  
  Mother Girl Mother Girl Mother Girl
Perceptual body size* 5.5±1.9 4.7±1.5 5.0±1.3 4.0±1.0 4.7±1.2 4.1±1.1
Ideal body size # 4.4 ± 1.2 4.5 ± 1.8 3.8 ± 0.7 3.5 ± 1.1 3.5 ± 0.8 3.4 ± 1.1
Personal FID index score 1.1 ± 2.0 0.0 ± 2.1 1.2 ± 1.3 0.5 ± 1.1 1.2 ± 1.1 0.8 ± 1.1
Friend FID index score # 1.4 ± 2.2 0.03 ± 2.2 1.1 ± 1.4 0.5 ± 1.4 1.1 ± 1.2 0.9 ± 1.2
Thin figure 1.2 ± 0.7 1.5 ± 1.4 1.2 ± 0.53 1.1 ± 0.43 1.5 ± 0.8 1.2 ± 0.6
Normal figure 4.2 ± 1.2 5.2 ± 1.6 3.9 ± 0.6 4.2 ± 0.7 3.6 ± 0.6 4.1 ± 0.9
Fat figure 8.9 ± 0.4 7.6 ± 1.0 8.1 ± 1.3 7.9 ± 0.3 7.3 ± 1.7 7.8 ± 1.0
Beautiful figure 4.0 ± 1.3 4.3 ± 1.8 3.8 ± 0.7 3.5 ± 0.9 3.4 ± 0.8 3.2 ± 1.1
Respected figure 5.4 ± 2.4 5.3 ± 1.9 4.0 ± 1.5 4.1 ± 2.1 3.7 ± 1.0 4.1 ± 1.9
Figure showing happiness 4.6 ± 1.9 4.2 ± 2.2 4.1 ± 1.8 4.2 ± 1.4 3.7 ± 1.8 3.9 ± 1.2
  1. Values are presented as Means ± Standard Deviations. *p < 0.01 black families versus white families and families of mixed ancestry, #p < 0.01 black versus white families, p < 0.001 black versus white families and families of mixed ancestry