Belief of being too fat among 15-year-olds by country and gender 2009-2010

This survey displays the perception of 15-year-olds who believe that they are too fat, as of 2009-2010, by select countries and gender. In Hungary, 43 percent of girls and 23 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.

Percentage of 15-year-olds who believe they are too fat in 2009-2010, by country and gender

GirlsBoys
Slovenia54%29%
Luxembourg52%33%
Germany52%36%
Scotland52%29%
Belgium (Flemish)52%28%
Belgium (French)51%26%
Norway51%27%
Poland51%24%
Austria50%30%
Portugal50%27%
Finland49%21%
Sweden48%23%
Netherlands47%25%
Ireland46%22%
Spain45%25%
Wales45%28%
England45%22%
Hungary43%24%
Denmark43%23%
Switzerland41%22%
France41%21%
Estonia39%21%
Lithuania39%15%
Czech Republic38%22%
Canada38%23%
Greenland37%18%
Greece36%21%
Latvia35%15%
United States35%24%
Croatia34%19%
Italy34%21%
Iceland33%21%
Slovakia29%16%
Ukraine28%8%
Romania27%18%
Russian Federation20%10%
Turkey18%14%
MKD*16%11%
Armenia15%8%
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Source

Release date

December 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2009 and 2010

Number of respondents

70,300 respondents

Age group

15 years

Special properties

39 countries and regions

Supplementary notes

* The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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