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Table 2 Distribution of weight perception according to each BMI based weight status (unit: n, %)

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

BMI based weight status Weight perception Total
  Underweight Normal weight Overweight/obese
Total         
 Underweight 2,662 (90.3) 230 (7.8) 55 (1.9) 2,947 (100.0)
 Normal weight 18,335 (30.6) 24,469 (40.8) 17,139 (28.6) 59,943 (100.0)
 Overweight/obese 42 (0.4) 417 (3.9) 10,125 (95.7) 10,584 (100.0)
Male         
 Underweight 1,323 (92.5) 90 (6.3) 18 (1.3) 1,431 (100.0)
 Normal weight 11,925 (40.2) 11,258 (38.0) 6,467 (21.8) 29,650 (100.0)
 Overweight/obese 35 (0.6) 253 (4.5) 5,386 (94.9) 5,674 (100.0)
Female         
 Underweight 1,339 (88.3) 140 (9.2) 37 (2.4) 1,516 (100.0)
 Normal weight 6,410 (21.2) 13,211 (43.6) 10,672 (35.2) 30,293 (100.0)
 Overweight/obese 7 (0.1) 164 (3.3) 4,739 (96.5) 4,910 (100.0)