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Table 2 Percentage of boys and girls selecting figure sizes for perceived current and ideal body size

From: Relationships between body size attitudes and body image of 4-year-old boys and girls, and attitudes of their fathers and mothers

Variable Gender Body figure 1 Body figure 2 Body figure 3 Body figure 4 Body figure 5
% ( n ) % ( n ) % ( n ) % ( n ) % ( n )
Current figure Boys 42.9 (54) 24.6 (31) 21.4 (27) 3.2 (4) 7.9 (10)
(n = 126)
  Girls 36.2 (55) 30.3 (46) 23.0 (35) 5.9 (9) 4.6 (7)
(n = 152)
Ideal figure Boys 34.9 (44) 23.0 (29) 24.6 (31) 6.4 (8) 11.1 (14)
(n = 126)
  Girls 29.1 (44) 31.8 (48) 23.8 (36) 9.3 (14) 6.0 (9)
(n = 151)
  1. Note: Body Figure 1 = thinnest figure; Body Figure 5 = fattest figure.