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Table 2 Frequencies (and percentages) of participants’ reports of body size: by region within grade level at recruitment within year

From: Trends in body image of adolescent females in metropolitan and non-metropolitan regions: a longitudinal study

Year Grade level at recruitment Region ‘Too thin’ ‘About right’ ‘Too fat’ Total
n % n % n % n %
2008 7 Metropolitan 33 10.1 198 60.6 96 29.4 327 100.0
Non-metropolitan 7 6.0 65 55.6 45 38.5 117 100.0
11 Metropolitan 9 6.3 83 57.6 52 36.1 144 100.0
Non-metropolitan 3 3.6 52 62.7 28 33.7 83 100.0
2009 7 Metropolitan 22 7.6 171 59.0 97 33.4 290 100.0
Non-metropolitan 8 8.7 42 45.7 42 45.7 92 100.0
11 Metropolitan 12 10.4 57 49.6 46 40.0 115 100.0
Non-metropolitan 2 3.0 44 65.7 21 31.3 67 100.0
2010 7 Metropolitan 20 8.3 129 53.8 91 37.9 240 100.0
Non-metropolitan 6 7.7 33 42.3 39 50.0 78 100.0
11 Metropolitan 8 12.1 26 39.4 32 48.5 66 100.0
Non-metropolitan 2 4.5 24 54.5 18 40.9 44 100.0
Total    132 7.9 924 55.6 607 36.5 1663 100.0