England: children's desire to change weight in 2013, by gender

This statistic displays the proportion of children with a desire to change their weight in England in 2013, by gender. In this year, 71 percent of boys and 66 percent of girls were not trying to change their weight at all.

Children's desire to change weight in England in 2013, by gender

BoysGirls
Not trying to change weight71%66%
Trying to lose weight20%29%
Trying to gain weight9%5%
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Source

Release date

December 2014

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 2013

Number of respondents

837*

Age group

8-15 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (boys)= 433; n (girls)= 404

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