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Table 3 Parental weight perception accuracy (%) by weight status among girls and boys

From: In the parents’ view: weight perception accuracy, disturbed eating patterns and mental health problems among young adolescents

   Weight status n Weight perception accuracy
Underestimation Accurate Overestimation
Girls Underweight 237 0.0 42.4 57.6
  Normal weight 2509 6.2 88.9 4.9
  Overweight/obese 289 34.2 65.8 0.0
Boys Underweight 165 0.0 48.4 59.6
  Normal weight 2480 8.8 82.3 8.9
  Overweight/obese 101 12.8 87.2 0.0