Belief of being too fat among 11-year old children by country and gender 2009/2010

This survey displays the perception of 11-year-old children that believe that they are too fat as of 2009/2010, distributed by select European and North American countries and gender. In Hungary, 29 percent of girls and 25 percent of boys thought they were too fat. The importance of body image tends to increase as young people get older and become more conscious of their bodies due to physical changes associated with puberty.

Children 11-years old who believe they are too fat by select countries and gender as of 2009/2010

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Release date

December 2012


North America, Europe

Survey time period

2009 and 2010

Number of respondents

about 1,500 students from each country and from each age group

Age group

11 years old

Special properties

39 countries and regions

Supplementary notes

* The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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