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Table 1 Description of the sample by ethnic group (%) a

From: Ethnic differences in perceptions of body satisfaction and body appearance among U.S. Schoolchildren: a cross-sectional study

Variables Hispanic African-American Non-Hispanic White
  N = 2869 N = 3017 N = 7381
Age
 10.5-11.49 5.8 5.5 3.5
 11.5-12.49 20.5 19.0 21.0
 12.5-13.49 18.2 20.2 20.2
 13.5-14.49 18.6 18.0 19.5
 14.5-15.49 18.7 18.5 18.1
 15.5-16.49 15.7 15.5 15.9
 16.5-17.49 2.6 3.3 1.8
Gender
 Boys 47.4 44.7 48.3
 Girls 52.6 55.3 51.7
Family Affluence
 Low 41.4 42.6 22.1
 Moderate 47.1 43.9 53.9
 High 11.5 13.5 24.0
Parental Education
 < High School 25.8 8.9 6.8
 High School 22.4 26.2 20.6
 > High School 21.1 22.1 21.6
 College 30.7 42.9 51.1
Urbanicity
 Urban 58.8 61.8 28.5
 Suburban 22.9 19.1 33.9
 Rural 18.3 19.2 37.7
  1. a All comparisons across ethnic groups were significant (p < 0.05).