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Table 2 Associations between body image discrepancy, age, and body mass index

From: Body image perception, smoking, alcohol use, indoor tanning, and disordered eating in young and middle-aged adults: findings from a large population-based Swedish study

  Body image discrepancy No major body image discrepancy   
n Mean SD n Mean SD p Cohen’s d
Age (years)
 All 1683 51.5 9.8 28,513 50.5 10.0 <.001 0.10
 Women 986 50.5 9.8 16,838 50.1 10.0 .151 0.04
 Men 697 52.8 9.6 11,675 51.1 9.9 <.001 0.17
BMI (kg/m2)
 All 1646 31.3 5.4 28,005 25.0 3.8 <.001 1.35
 Women 964 31.6 5.6 16,502 24.3 3.9 <.001 1.52
 Men 682 30.9 5.0 11,503 25.9 3.4 <.001 1.17
  1. SD Standard deviation