Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 US, UK and Swedish participant demographic information

From: Visual perceptions of male obesity: a cross-cultural study examining male and female lay perceptions of obesity in Caucasian males

  US (n = 182) UK (n = 205) Sweden (n = 166)
Gender (% female) 83.0 % a 78.0 % a 65.1 % b
Age (years; mean and SD) 23.4 (7.5) a 21.7 (3.6) b 23.6 (3.5) a
Self-reported BMI (kg/m2; mean and SD) 23.9 (3.9) a * 22.7 (3.9) b 22.8 (3.1) b
Weight status categories    
Underweight (BMI < 18.5) 2.2 % 9.1 % 6.1 %
Healthy weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) 66.9 % 72.1 % 77.4 %
Overweight (BMI > 24.9 – 29.9) 24.3 % 12.7 % 14.0 %
Obese (Bmi > 29.9) 6.6 % 6.1 % 2.4 %
Ethnicity (% Caucasian) 86.8 % 88.8 % 89.8 %
  1. *A subset of participants entered a particularly large unit for self-reported weights in kilograms (e.g. 200 kg). We believe this was due to participants confusing kilograms for pounds. Thus, the BMI data reported in this table is adjusted to exclude these extreme outliers and any participants that did not report full weight or height information
  2. a,b Different characters indicate difference at p < 0.05 between countries (as reported in text)