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Table 1 Sample socio-demographic characteristics

From: Trends and correlates of unhealthy dieting behaviours among adolescents in the United States, 1999–2013

  Overall (N = 113, 542) Females (n = 57, 602) Males (n = 55, 940)
Weight (kg), mean (SE) 67.46 (0.126) 61.10 (0.118) 73.61 (0.158)
Height (m), mean (SE) 1.70 (0.0008) 1.63 (0.0007) 1.76 (0.0009)
BMI, mean (SE) 23.24 (0.037) 22.85 (0.044) 23.61 (0.042)
BMI percentile, mean (SE) 62.06 (0.198) 60.09 (0.237) 63.96 (0.221)
Race, n (weighted %)
 White 48,012 (60.6) 23,989 (59.9) 24,023 (61.2)
 Black/African American 24,710 (14.0) 12,937 (14.4) 11,773 (13.7)
 Hispanic/Latinos 30,697 (16.3) 15,555 (16.4) 15,142 (16.2)
 All other races 10,123 (9.1) 5121 (9.3) 5002 (8.9)
Age, n (weighted %)
  ≤ 14 years old 10,884 (11.1) 5994 (11.9) 4890 (10.3)
 15 years old 25,651 (25.2) 13,415 (25.6) 12,236 (24.7)
 16 years old 29,103 (26.3) 14,873 (26.0) 14,230 (26.5)
 17 years old 29,527 (23.8) 14,880 (23.9) 14,647 (23.7)
  ≥ 18 years old 18,377 (13.7) 8440 (12.6) 9937 (14.8)
Weight Status, n (weighted %)
 Normal weight 73,765 (66.5) 39,267 (70.2) 34,498 (62.8)
 Underweight 2803 (2.5) 1330 (2.4) 1473 (2.6)
 Overweight 16,796 (14.2) 8568 (13.8) 8228 (14.7)
 Obese 20,178 (16.8) 8437 (13.6) 11,741 (20.0)