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Table 2 Perceived weight status (in percentages) for the healthy weight, overweight and obese photographed males

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

Actual weight status Perceived weight status
  Underweight Healthy weight Overweight Obese
Healthy weight males 30.1 % 69.3 % 0.6 % 0 %
Overweight males 0.7 % 69.3 % 29.7 % 0.3 %
Obese Males 0.1 % 22.2 % 67.4 % 10.3 %
  1. Values indicate percentage of photographed healthy weight, overweight and obese males (actual weight status) perceived as being underweight, healthy weight, overweight or obese (perceived weight status). 558 participants made 5 perceived weight status observations for each weight status group. Thus, this table represents a total of 8370 observations