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Table 4 Frequency (and percentage) of participants’ reports of physical appearance: 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 ‘Better looking than average’ ‘About average’ ‘Worse looking than average’ Total
n % n % n % n %
2008 7 Metropolitan 106 35.5 155 51.8 38 12.7 299 100.0
Non-metropolitan 24 26.1 51 55.4 17 18.5 92 100.0
11 Metropolitan 32 25.2 71 55.9 24 18.9 127 100.0
Non-metropolitan 24 33.8 41 57.7 6 8.5 71 100.0
2009 7 Metropolitan 67 25.9 143 55.2 49 18.9 259 100.0
Non-metropolitan 16 19.5 52 63.4 14 17.1 82 100.0
11 Metropolitan 21 24.1 52 59.8 14 16.1 87 100.0
Non-metropolitan 17 27.4 40 64.5 5 8.1 62 100.0
2010 7 Metropolitan 63 28.8 120 54.8 36 16.4 219 100.0
Non-metropolitan 10 13.9 42 58.3 20 27.8 72 100.0
11 Metropolitan 12 7.1 120 71.4 36 21.4 168 100.0
Non-metropolitan 17 41.5 22 53.7 2 4.9 41 100.0
Total    409 25.9 909 57.6 261 16.5 1579 100.0
  1. Note: There were no statistically significant main effects for year, region or grade level, and no significant interactions