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Table 1 Percent of Overweight Adults Who Perceived Themselves to be Overweight

From: The change in weight perception of weight status among the overweight: comparison of NHANES III (1988–1994) and 1999–2004 NHANES

  Males Females
  % perceived overweight % perceived overweight
  NH III, 1988–1994 NH 1999–2004 NH III, 1988–1994 NH 1999–2004
AllI 57.1 51.3a 84.1 77.8a
Race/Ethnicity I     
   Non Hispanic Whites 60.4 56.4 89.7 82.1 a
   Non Hispanic Blacks 40.9* 30.7*a 72.4* 59.7*a
   Mexican Americans 45.4* 43.1* 67.4* 69.9*
Age     
   20–34 60.15 47.3 a 91.31 78.1 a
   35–49 61.24 53.9* 90.26 82.8a
   50–64 56.46 58.6* 83.02* 81.9
   65+ 43.93* 45.2a 60.52* 62.8*
  1. * Indicates a statistically significant difference in perception from reference group (in bold)
  2. a. Indicates a statistically significant difference in perception across survey periods, p < 0.05
  3. I. Age-standardized