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Table 1 Number of respondents, prevalence of overweight and current attempts to lose weight, missing responses on body mass index and trying to lose weight by country and gender.

From: Attempts to lose weight among overweight and non-overweight adolescents: a cross-national survey

  N Overweight1 % Currently trying to lose weight % Missings on BMI % Missings on trying to lose weight %
  Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
Austria 1414 1425 14.8 10.29 10.6 18.3 9.1 6.7 0.6 0.4
Belgium (Fl) 1993 2143 12.5 9.4 6.0 14.2 7.3 5.9 1.0 0.6
Belgium (Fr) 1348 1536 13.8 10.3 7.8 20.7 25.5 26.5 1.0 0.8
Canada 1237 1483 24.6 15.7 8.8 25.0 11.0 13.8 0.3 0.6
Croatia 1397 1529 15.5 7.0 7.5 22.7 5.0 3.73 0.5 0.0
Czech Rep. 1586 1735 13.6 6.8 9.3 25.8 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.1
Denmark 1428 1509 11.9 10.1 11.9 33.7 11.3 10.7 1.0 1.8
England 1804 2014 17.7 14.5 9.9 23.2 31.1 34.3 1.1 0.6
Estonia 1308 1382 10.4 5.3 4.8 12.2 5.7 2.7 0.0 0.1
Finland 1740 1719 17.3 10.6 4.5 13.9 3.5 3.0 1.1 0.5
France 2722 2792 13.7 9.9 7.4 17.6 5.7 4.8 0.8 0.4
Germany 1721 1820 15.9 7.8 8.0 19.6 10.7 10.7 1.4 1.0
Greece 1243 1312 23.9 11.4 10.2 22.7 4.1 4.6 0.2 0.1
Ireland 796 1067 13.5 13.2 3.9 15.8 49.7 56.0 0.6 0.6
Israel 1584 2023 15.1 9.0 3.3 12.2 21.8 22.7 0.9 0.3
Italy 1327 1518 21.5 10.7 9.2 25.3 5.8 4.7 0.9 0.5
Latvia 1046 1224 8.8 4.1 4.9 17.2 11.7 7.9 0.8 0.5
Lithuania 1935 1842 6.4 3.8 8.4 21.8 23.1 17.8 0.1 0.2
Macedonia 1335 1442 17.1 6.9 10.6 19.9 9.3 10.3 0.8 0.6
Malta 632 708 31.3 19.8 4.5 10.4 39.3 45.3 0.3 0.6
Netherlands 1420 1372 9.5 6.6 7.8 24.4 10.1 8.7 0.9 0.7
Norway 1677 1681 15.9 9.4 7.5 23.6 9.0 9.4 1.8 1.5
Poland 2104 2131 10.5 5.0 3.4 11.5 5.7 6.0 0.2 0.0
Portugal 834 929 19.7 10.9 6.4 20.7 6.9 9.1 1.3 1.0
Russia 2532 2981 7.3 3.7 8.5 26.6 6.7 5.8 0.2 0.0
Scotland 1309 1346 16.2 12.1 5.6 15.0 46.7 51.9 0.1 0.1
Slovenia 1232 1223 18.5 10.6 7.2 16.4 4.6 2.5 0.3 0.2
Spain 1812 1909 23.9 11.8 3.3 17.9 20.0 15.6 1.0 0.5
Sweden 1215 1194 13.8 8.7 7.7 21.2 9.2 8.5 0.5 1.4
Switzerland 1535 1581 11.2 6.7 17.4 27.3 10.1 9.2 0.5 0.4
Ukraine 1321 1577 6.7 3.9 4.6 10.8 7.9 7.2 0.4 0.4
USA 1648 1898 31.7 20.2 11.2 26.3 9.9 9.2 0.4 0.3
Wales 1324 1212 23.5 17.8 5.1 12.2 24.3 15.5 0.4 0.2
Total 50965 55154 15.4 9.3 7.5 19.8 12.6 12.5 2.9 3.4
  1. 1 Includes obese