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Table 3 Gender differences in body image perception of among children with different weight statuses

From: Prevalence of body dissatisfaction and its effects on health-related quality of life among primary school students in Guangzhou, China

Weight category n Male (n = 3124) Female (n = 2610) χ 2 P
Just right
n (%)
Too fat
n (%)
Too thin
n (%)
Just right
n (%)
Too fat
n (%)
Too thin
n (%)
Underweight 373 20 (11.90) 11 (6.55) 137 (81.55) 25 (12.20) 14 (6.83) 166 (80.98) 0.02 0.990
Healthy weight 4187 519 (24.47) 552 (26.03) 1050 (49.50) 574 (27.78) 884 (42.79) 608 (29.43) 196.67 < 0.001
Overweight 751 67 (13.76) 391 (80.29) 29 (5.95) 29 (10.98) 226 (85.61) 9 (3.41) 3.81 0.149
Obesity 423 17 (4.89) 322 (92.53) 9 (2.59) 5 (6.67) 67 (89.33) 3 (4.00) 0.88 0.644
  1. The level of significance in the analyses was set to 0.05, all p < 0.05 were used in boldface