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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.

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

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Source

Release date

January 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2012

Supplementary notes

BMI: body mass index.

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