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Table 3 Weight status distribution according to diet by sex*

From: The role of weight status, gender and self-esteem in following a diet among middle-school children in Sicily (Italy)

  Girls (N = 765) Boys (N = 780) Tot. Pop. (N = 1545)
  YD
(n = 240)
ND
(n = 435)
Missing
(n = 90)
YD
(n = 167)
ND
(n = 437)
Missing
(n = 176)
YD
(n = 407)
ND
(n = 872)
Missing
(n = 266)
  N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Underweight 6 11.3 44 83.0 3 5.7 4 8.2 40 81.6 5 10.2 10 9.8 84 82.4 8 7.8
Average weight 114 28.6 273 68.6 11 2.8 52 17.3 232 77.3 16 5.3 166 23.8 505 72.3 27 3.9
Overweight 38 53.5 32 45.1 1 1.4 49 39.8 68 55.3 6 4.9 87 44.8 100 51.5 7 3.6
Obese 7 70.0 3 30 0 0.0 20 58.8 11 32.4 3 8.8 27 61.4 14 31.8 3 6.8
Missing 75 32.2 83 35.6 75 32.2 42 15.3 86 31.4 146 53.3 117 23.1 169 33.3 221 43.6
Total 240 31.4 435 56.9 90 11.8 167 21.4 437 56.0 176 22.6 407 26.3 872 56.4 266 17.2
  1. This table shows the percentages of children who had been or had not been on a diet in the 3 months before the interview or did not give an answer.
  2. *Some percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.
  3. YD and ND are for being on a diet or not.