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Table 1 Frequency of mother-reported weight talk among participants in the New Moves study

From: Mother-reported parental weight talk and adolescent girls’ emotional health, weight control attempts, and disordered eating behaviors

  % (n)
Never Rarely Sometimes Often/very often
Parent comments to daughter about her weight 30.9 (67) 28.1 (61) 28.6 (62) 12.4 (27)
Mother talks about own weight/shape/size 9.2 (20) 22.6 (49) 41.0 (89) 27.2 (59)
Mother comments on others’ weight/shape/size 25.0 (54) 31.5 (68) 30.6 (66) 13.0 (28)