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Table 1 Characteristics of 10- and 11-year-old girls and boys in Nova Scotia, Canada

From: Body satisfaction and body weight: gender differences and sociodemographic determinants

  Girls
(n = 2159)
Boys
(n = 2095)
Poor body satisfaction (%) 7.3 7.8
Overweight (%) 33.0 33.1
Obesity (%) 9.0 10.9
Poor body satisfaction:   
   Among normal weight students (%) 5.7 7.6
   Among overweight students (%) 10.4 8.4
   Among obese students (%) 13.1 8.1
Parental education:   
   Secondary or less (%) 32.3 27.5
   Community college (%) 37.0 38.3
   University (%) 21.8 24.7
   Graduate university (%) 8.9 9.5
Annual household income:   
   < $20,000 (%) 10.7 10.8
   $20,000-$40,000 (%) 23.7 21.3
   $40,000-$60,000 (%) 25.2 27.4
   > $60,000 (%) 40.4 40.5
Residency:   
   Rural (%) 37.9 38.7
   Urban (%) 62.1 61.3