Misperceived weight status among U.S girls by BMI 2005-2012

Weight status misperception among girls in the U.S. from 2005 to 2012, by body mass index

Misperceived weight status among U.S girls by BMI 2005-2012 This statistic displays the weight status misperception among girls in the United States, aged 8 to 15 years for the period from 2005 to 2012, based on body mass index (BMI). During these years, 7.1 percent of girls between 8 and 15 years old that were at a normal BMI believed themselves to be too thin. Obesity among children is a major health concern that can lead to many complications in adulthood. Correct self-perception of weight in children may also be associated with appropriate weight control behaviors in children and adolescents.
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Weight status misperception among girls in the U.S. from 2005 to 2012, by body mass index

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Too thinAbout rightOverweight
Underweight55.8%44.2%-
Normal weight7.1%87.9%5%
Overweight0.9%71.4%27.7%
Obese0.8%35.6%63.6%
Too thinAbout rightOverweight
Underweight55.8%44.2%-
Normal weight7.1%87.9%5%
Overweight0.9%71.4%27.7%
Obese0.8%35.6%63.6%
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This statistic displays the weight status misperception among girls in the United States, aged 8 to 15 years for the period from 2005 to 2012, based on body mass index (BMI). During these years, 7.1 percent of girls between 8 and 15 years old that were at a normal BMI believed themselves to be too thin. Obesity among children is a major health concern that can lead to many complications in adulthood. Correct self-perception of weight in children may also be associated with appropriate weight control behaviors in children and adolescents.
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