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Table 1 Females sample characteristics from 11 to 13 years to 14–16 years - N (%). The Determinants young Adults Social well-being and Health study

From: Weight misperception and psychological symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood: longitudinal study of an ethnically diverse UK cohort

  All
(N = 1493)
White British
(N = 383)
Black Caribbean
(N = 351)
Black African
(N = 446)
Indian
(N = 172)
Pakistani/Bangladeshi
(N = 141)
  11–13 yrs 14–16 yrs 11–13 yrs 14-16 yrs 11–13 yrs 14–16 yrs 11–13 yrs 14–16 yrs 11–13 yrs 14-16 yrs 11–13 yrs 14–16 yrs
Total Difficulties Score (mean ± SD) 10.1 ± 4.8 10.8 ± 4.9 10.2 ± 4.8 11.3* ± 4.9 10.5 ± 4.9 10.9 ± 4.9 10.2 ± 4.8 10.7 ± 4.8 8.8 ± 4.3^ 9.6**^±4.5 10.6±5.1 11.4±5.0
Externalising difficulties score 5.1±2.9 6.0*±3.3 5.2 ±2.9 6.3* ±3.6 5.6 ±3.0 6.3*±3.1 5.2±2.9 6.0*±3.2 4.1^±2.4 5.1*^±2.9 4.8±2.3 5.8*±2.9
Internalising difficulties score 5.0±3.1 4.8±2.9 5.0±3.1 5.0±2.8 4.9±2.9 4.6±2.8 5.0±3.2 4.7±3.0 4.7±2.9 4.5±2.7 5.8±3.2^ 5.6±3.0
TDS > 17 136 (9) 176 (12) 33 (9) 55 (14)* 36 (10) 42 (12) 41 (9) 47 (10) 8 (5) 12 (7) 18 (13) 20 (14)
Externalising difficulties score > 11 76 (5) 167 (11)* 15 (4) 50 (13)* 17 (5) 29 (9)^* 15 (3) 38 (8)^* 3 (2) 5 (3)^ 6 (4) 10 (7)^
Internalising difficulties score > 9 189 (13) 149 (10) 43 (11) 37 (10) 41 (12) 29 (8) 56 (13) 44 (10) 22 (13) 18 (10) 27 (19) 21 (15)
P. normal weight - M. normal weight§ 508 (34) 591 (40) 160 (42) 165 (43) 112 (32)^ 141 (40) 138 (31)^ 173 (39) 55 (32) 66 (38) 43 (31) 46 (33)
P. overweight - M. overweight 152 (10) 176 (12) 33 (9) 32 (8) 46 (13) 52 (15) 50 (11) 65 (15)^ 16 (9) 15 (9) 7 (5) 12 (9)
P. normal weight - M. overweight 139 (9) 66 (4) 26 (7) 9 (2)* 50 (14)^ 25 (7)^ 46 (10)^ 23 (5) 11 (6) 5 (3) 6 (4) 4 (3)
P. overweight - M. normal weight 68 (5) 98 (7) 24 (6) 34 (9) 7 (2)^ 17 (5) 17 (4) 21 (5) 9 (5) 12 (7) 11 (8) 14 (10)
P. underweight - M. normal weight 117 (8) 111 (7) 32 (8) 22 (6) 26 (7) 23 (7) 31 (7) 31 (7) 12 (7) 18 (10) 16 (11) 17 (12)
P. unsure - M. normal weight 246 (16) 260 (17) 65 (17) 66 (17) 38 (11) 50 (14) 64 (14) 71 (16)^ 43 (25) 38 (22) 36 (26) 35 (25)
P. unsure - M. overweight/obese 115 (8) 101 (7) 19 (5) 16 (4) 36 (10) 24 (7) 33 (7) 44 (10) 15 (9) 11 (6) 12 (9) 6 (4)
  1. § Percentages do not add up to 100 due to missing values
  2. P. is for “perception” - M. is for “measured”
  3. *P < 0.05compared with 11–13 years; ^P < 0·05 compared with White British, † compared with females