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Table 1 Body weight dissatisfaction by gender, age and weight status

From: Body weight dissatisfaction and communication with parents among adolescents in 24 countries: international cross-sectional survey

Country Body weight dissatisfaction   
  N Boys % Girls % 11 y % 13 y % 15 y % Non-Overweight % Overweight %
Belgium-Flanders 5825 23.8 40.0*** 29.5 32.6* 35.2*** 26.4 80.5***
Canada 4017 27.3 43.1*** 28.8 37.5*** 44.4*** 26.6 67.2***
Switzerland 4252 23.1 42.7*** 28.3 35.0*** 35.7*** 28.0 79.3***
Croatia 3669 34.0 51.3*** 39.9 40.6 48.4*** 37.1 76.7***
Czech Republic 4378 34.1 61.8*** 43.2 52.0*** 51.9*** 45.1 81.9***
Germany 5170 30.7 46.0*** 33.6 40.2*** 42.5*** 31.4 78.6***
Denmark 4217 28.3 45.4*** 32.4 38.2** 41.0*** 29.2 85.4***
Estonia 3723 19.0 41.9*** 23.2 32.7*** 36.4*** 27.9 68.4***
Finland 5020 22.7 40.8*** 26.8 34.5*** 34.2*** 24.0 73.9***
France 7321 28.7 50.5*** 34.4 41.9*** 43.2*** 33.8 84.2***
Greece 3368 35.2 51.9*** 41.8 44.0 45.8* 35.4 78.9***
Italy 3833 39.9 55.2*** 41.1 48.7*** 56.1*** 39.2 84.7***
Latvia 3108 15.5 40.1*** 22.0 29.9*** 34.5*** 26.7 62.7***
Macedonia 3471 28.8 48.0*** 33.0 39.6** 44.3*** 34.1 72.1***
Netherlands 3885 20.7 34.1*** 22.8 30.1*** 29.7*** 22.5 70.9***
Norway 4458 23.0 46.1*** 25.9 36.7*** 41.3*** 29.5 64.8***
Poland 5569 27.8 52.1*** 33.4 41.6*** 46.3*** 36.2 77.6***
Portugal 2497 23.9 44.0*** 30.1 36.5** 38.6*** 26.4 63.1***
Russia 7383 15.4 36.0*** 23.8 26.3* 30.3*** 24.5 56.6***
Sweden 3446 20.9 38.2*** 21.5 33.8*** 36.0*** 24.1 63.6***
Slovenia 3634 30.1 56.8*** 37.9 46.2*** 47.9*** 36.3 81.6***
Ukraine 3589 14.1 43.8*** 23.9 28.8** 36.5*** 29.0 54.0***
USA 4563 37.7 51.0*** 38.9 41.8 54.9*** 33.0 73.8***
Wales 3586 33.4 53.7*** 38.8 45.0** 47.3*** 33.1 78.4***
  1. References: Age = 11y, Gender = boys, Weight status = non-overweight
  2. Overweight and non-overweight were calculated using international cutoffs for BMI. BMI was calculated based on self reported weight and height
  3. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001