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Table 3 Distribution of body image and weight status

From: Relationship between body image and weight status in east Asian countries: comparison between South Korea and Taiwan

   Body image  
BMI weight status A lot underweight A little underweight Neither underweight not overweight A little overweight A lot overweight Total Chi-squared(16)
South Korea underweight 35 40 35 0 0 110 752.1***
  (48.6%) (20.2%) (4.8%) (0%) (0%) (7.1%)
normal 35 146 431 149 14 775
  (48.6%) (73.7%) (59.5%) (32%) (15.1%) (49.9%)
overweight 0 10 176 112 15 313
  (0%) (5.1%) (24.3%) (24.1%) (16.1%) (20.2%)
obese 1 2 78 192 46 319
  (1.4%) (1%) (10.8%) (41.3%) (49.5%) (20.5%)
severely obese 1 0 5 12 18 36
  (1.4%) (0%) (0.7%) (2.6%) (19.4%) (2.3%)
total 72 198 725 465 93 1553
  (100%) (100%) (100%) (100%) (100%) (100%)
Taiwan underweight 28 55 33 5 0 121 1185.6***
  (38.9%) (25.6%) (4.3%) (0.6%) (0%) (5.8%)
normal 42 136 462 213 14 867
  (58.3%) (63.3%) (59.5%) (27%) (5.8%) (41.4%)
overweight 2 17 167 202 24 412
  (2.8%) (7.9%) (21.5%) (25.6%) (9.9%) (19.7%)
obese 0 7 110 337 128 582
  (0%) (3.3%) (14.2%) (42.7%) (52.9%) (27.8%)
severely obese 0 0 4 33 76 113
  (0%) (0%) (0.5%) (4.2%) (31.4%) (5.4%)
total 72 215 776 790 242 2095
  (100%) (100%) (100%) (100%) (100%) (100%)
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001