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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample and distribution of weight perception within each BMI-based weight status

From: Prevalence and sociodemographic trends of weight misperception in Korean adolescents

Classification Total Male Female
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender       
 Male 36,755 (50.0) - - - -
 Female 36,719 (50.0) - - - -
School       
 Middle 37,425 (50.9) 19,007 (51.7) 18,418 (50.2)
 High 36,049 (49.1) 17,748 (48.3) 18,301 (49.8)
Region       
 Rural 9,501 (12.9) 4,930 (13.4) 4,571 (12.4)
 City 30,236 (41.2) 14,825 (40.3) 15,411 (42.0)
 Metro city 33,737 (45.9) 17,000 (46.3) 16,737 (45.6)
Living with family       
 Yes 70,005 (95.3) 34,947 (95.1) 35,058 (95.5)
 No 3,469 (4.7) 1,808 (4.9) 1,661 (4.5)
SES (socioeconomic status)       
 High 21,767 (29.6) 12,184 (33.1) 9,583 (26.1)
 Middle 34,982 (47.6) 16,535 (45.0) 18,447 (50.2)
 Low 16,725 (22.8) 8,036 (21.9) 8,689 (23.7)
Weight perception       
 Underweight 21,039 (28.6) 13,283 (36.1) 7,756 (21.1)
 Right weight 25,116 (34.2) 11,601 (31.6) 13,515 (36.8)
Overweight/obese 27,319 (37.2) 11,871 (32.3) 15,448 (42.1)
BMI based weight status       
 Underweight 2,947 (4.0) 1,431 (3.9) 1,516 (4.1)
 Normal weight 59,943 (81.6) 29,650 (80.7) 30,293 (82.5)
 Overweight/obese 10,584 (14.4) 5,674 (15.4) 4,910 (13.4)
Total 73,474 (100.0) 36,755 (100.0) 36,719 (100.0)