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Table 3 Body weight satisfaction, dissatisfaction and dieting in relation to weight class of Swedish schoolchildren participating in the national survey 2014

From: Dieting, body weight concerns and health: trends and associations in Swedish schoolchildren

 Under-weight (n = 720)
% (95% CI)
Normal weight (n = 4428)
% (95% CI)
Pre-obesity (n = 756)
% (95% CI)
Obesity (n = 140)
% (95% CI)
Satisfied with weight, %61 (57–65)74 (73–76)40 (36–45)11 (7–19)
Need to gain weight, %35 (31–39)9 (8–10)2 (1–3)3 (1–9)
Need to lose weight, %1 (1–3)8 (7–9)34 (30–37)44 (36–53)
Trying to lose weight, %3 (2–5)9 (8–10)24 (21–28)41 (33–49)