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Table 2 Gender differences in BMI category and weight perception of participants with correspondent p values from chi square test

From: A cross-sectional study investigating lifestyle and weight perception of undergraduate students in southern Italy

  Gender p value
Male
n = 768
Female
n = 992
BMI category n (%)
 Underweight 14 (1.8) 115 (11.7) < 0.001
 Normal weight 520 (68.2) 720 (73.5)
 Overweight 187 (24.5) 126 (12.9)
 Obese 41 (5.4) 18 (1.8)
Weight perception n (%)
 My weight is right 340 (44.3) 397 (40) < 0.001
 I should gain weight 122 (15.9) 112 (11.3)
 I should lose weight 306 (39.8) 483 (48.7)