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Table 2 Distribution of weight status, dissatisfaction and perception of weight status and mean body mass index at baseline, by gender and neighbourhood disadvantage

From: Does dissatisfaction with, or accurate perception of overweight status help people reduce weight? Longitudinal study of Australian adults

  MEN WOMEN
  Neighbourhood Disadvantage (tertiles)   Neighbourhood Disadvantage (tertiles)
Total Affluent Average Disadvantaged Total Affluent Average Disadvantaged
N BMI (mean) N BMI (mean) N BMI (mean) N BMI (mean) N BMI (mean) N BMI (mean) N BMI (mean) N BMI (mean)
Weight status-Dissatisfied
 Normal-No/Ambivalent 1238 22.6 488 22.6 409 22.6 341 22.5 1657 21.6 656 21.5 546 21.6 455 21.6
 Overweight-No/Ambivalent 1402 28.3 449 27.7 469 28.5 484 28.7 765 28.8 212 27.9 265 28.9 288 29.5
 Normal-Dissatisfied 154 21.6 52 22.2 49 22.0 53 20.7 514 22.7 225 22.9 170 22.6 119 22.6
 Overweight-Dissatisfied 984 31.1 390 30.2 329 31.2 265 32.1 1426 31.2 462 30.4 504 31.2 460 32.1
 Other 10 26.9 2 27.2 5 26.7 3 27.0 24 25.0 6 24.3 9 23.4 9 27.0
Weight status-Perception
 Normal-Acceptable 1134 22.8 449 22.8 376 22.8 309 22.7 1707 21.8 708 21.7 563 21.7 436 21.9
 Overweight-Acceptable 1040 27.5 338 27.1 356 27.7 346 27.7 583 27.6 167 27.0 204 27.5 212 28.1
 Normal-Overweight 59 23.7 26 23.7 19 24.1 14 22.9 341 23.4 143 23.2 114 23.5 84 23.5
 Overweight-Overweight 1332 30.9 498 30.0 436 31.2 398 31.8 1601 31.4 507 30.5 565 31.4 529 32.3
 Other 223 21.2 70 20.9 74 21.7 79 21.0 154 20.2 36 19.4 48 19.6 70 21.0
  1. BMI Body Mass Index