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Table 1 Sample Characteristics of N = 8504 (Mean Age = 20.71, SD = 4.32; 54.4% Female) Adolescents and Emerging Adults of KiGGS-2 in Total, Grouped by Sex (Male, Female) and Age (Underage, Full Age)

From: The role of weight- and appearance-related discrimination on eating disorder symptoms among adolescents and emerging adults

  Total Sex Age
  Male Female 14–17 years 18+ years
  n = 3870 n = 4634 n = 2426 n = 6078
% [95% CI] % [95% CI] % [95% CI] % [95% CI] % [95% CI]
ED symptoms 18.52 [17.71–19.35] 10.96 [10.02–11.97] 24.94 [23.71–26.20] 21.04 [19.46–22.73] 17.63 [16.09–18.61]
Weight-related discrimination
 Never 72.85 [71.90–73.79] 75.89 [74.52–77.21] 70.33 [68.99–71.63] 74.33 [72.28–76.81] 72.44 [71.30–73.55]
 Seldom 14.26 [13.54–15.02] 13.93 [12.87–15.06] 14.54 [13.56–15.59] 15.09 [13.53–16.81] 13.91 [13.07–14.81]
 Sometimes 8.71 [8.13–9.33] 7.57 [6.78–8.44] 9.67 [8.85–10.55] 7.57 [6.45–8.87] 9.08 [8.38–9.83]
 Often 3.08 [2.73–3.47] 1.90 [1.59–2.48] 3.99 [3.46–4.54] 1.58 [1.10–2.26] 3.53 [3.10–4.03]
 Very often 1.08 [0.88–1.33] 0.62 [0.42–0.92] 1.47 [1.16–1.86] 1.41 [0.97–2.07] 1.02 [0.79–1.31]
Appearance-related discrimination
 Never 69.16 [68.17–70.13] 72.13 [70.69–73.52] 66.67 [65.30–68.02] 67.83 [65.65–69.93] 69.61 [68.44–70.75]
 Seldom 18.05 [17.25–18.89] 17.45 [16.28–18.67] 18.56 [17.47–19.71] 20.21 [18.43–22.11] 17.49 [16.56–18.47]
 Sometimes 9.20 [8.60–9.83] 8.13 [7.31–9.03] 10.08 [9.25–10.99] 8.47 [7.27–9.83] 9.37 [8.66–10.13]
 Often 2.57 [2.26–2.93] 1.68 [1.31–2.13] 3.32 [1.84–3.88] 2.24 [1.65–3.03] 2.59 [2.22–3.02]
 Very often 1.02 [0.83–1.26] 0.62 [0.42–0.92] 1.36 [1.06–1.74] 1.26 [0.84–1.88] 0.94 [0.72–1.21]
Parental SES
 Low 10.75 [10.11–11.44] 10.11 [9.19–11.11] 11.29 [10.41–12.25] 10.48 [9.33–11.78] 10.87 [10.10–11.66]
 Moderate 61.08 [60.00–62.11] 60.62 [59.06–62.22] 61.46 [60.04–62.86] 60.66 [58.69–62.59] 61.25 [60.00–62.52]
 High 28.16 [27.21–29.13] 29.27 [27.84–30.73] 27.24 [25.97–28.55] 28.86 [27.08–30.70] 27.88 [26.76–29.03]
Body image
 Just right 38.44 [37.42–39.48] 40.42 [38.90–41.96] 36.77 [35.39–38.16] 44.31 [42.37–46.27] 36.06 [34.87–37.27]
 A little too thin 12.49 [11.82–13.21] 19.97 [18.75–21.24] 6.16 [5.50–6.89] 14.15 [12.84–15.58] 11.82 [11.04–12.66]
 Much too thin 1.79 [1.53–2.09] 2.73 [2.27–3.29] 1.00 [0.74–1.32] 1.85 [1.39–2.46] 1.76 [1.46–2.13]
 A little too thick 40.59 [39.56–41.63] 32.30 [30.85–33.77] 47.63 [46.19–49.06] 34.90 [33.05–36.80] 42.90 [41.67–44.15]
 Much too thick 6.68 [6.17–7.23] 4.58 [3.97–5.27] 8.46 [7.69–9.29] 4.78 [4.01–5.70] 7.45 [6.82–8.13]
Self-efficacy1 65.72 [65.41–66.01] 68.19 [67.76–68.62] 63.65 [63.24–64.07] 65.17 [64.58–65.75] 65.93 [65.57–66.29]
Social media use2 1.59 [1.55–1.62] 1.40 [1.35–1.44] 1.78 [1.73–1.83] 1.91 [1.83–1.99] 1.49 [1.45–1.57]
Social support3 91 [78–100] 88 [72–100] 94 [81–100] 91 [78–100] 94 [78–100]
  1. Note. 1Self-efficacy is indicated by its mean and 95% confidence interval, min = 0 and max = 100. 2Social support is indicated by its median and interquartile range, min = 0 and max = 100. 3Social media use is indicated by the average time spent in hours a day and 95% confidence interval, min = 0 (never) and max = 5 (five hours or more)