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Table 1 Distributions of body weight perception and BMI by gender (N = 8363)

From: Distorted body weight perception and its gender differences in middle-aged adults: population based study

GenderPerceptionBMI (kg/m2)
<  18.5, n (%)18.5–22.99, n (%)≥ 23.0, n (%)
Men (n = 3552)Underweight57 (91.9) a)496 (49.7) b)80 (3.2) b)
Normal4 (6.5) b)477 (47.8) a)1005 (40.3) b)
Overweight1 (1.6) b)24 (2.5) b)1408 (56.5) a)
Totaln (%)62 (100)997 (100)2493 (100)
Women (n = 4811)Underweight93 (92.1) a)354 (18.4) b)28 (1.0) b)
Normal8 (7.9) b)1294 (67.3) a)572 (20.5) b)
Overweight0 (0) b)274 (14.3) b)2188 (78.5) a)
Totaln (%)101 (100)1922 (100)2788 (100)
  1. BMI body mass index, a) non-distorted group, b) distorted group
  2. Total number of a) non-distorted: 1942 (54.7%) for men and 3575 (74.3%) for women
  3. Total number of b) distorted: 1610 (45.3%) for men and 1236 (25.7%) for women