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Table 1 Observed prevalence of weight control behaviors stratified by weight status in girls and boys

From: Adolescents who engage exclusively in healthy weight control behaviors: Who are they?

   Weight status
  Overall % (n) Not overweight % (n) Overweight % (n) Obese % (n)
Girls
 No weight control 25.6 (380) 33.8 (307) 15.5 (45) 9.8 (28)
 Healthy only 24.0 (356) 27.1 (246) 21.0 (61) 17.2 (49)
 Unhealthy only 16.4 (244) 14.3 (130) 21.7 (63) 17.9 (51)
 Mixed healthy and unhealthy 34.0 (504) 24.9 (226) 41.7 (121) 55.1 (157)
Boys
 No weight control 32.6 (424) 44.2 (333) 18.7 (39) 15.4 (52)
 Healthy only 29.2 (379) 31.9 (240) 27.8 (58) 24.0 (81)
 Unhealthy only 13.0 (169) 9.2 (69) 18.7 (39) 18.1 (61)
 Mixed healthy and unhealthy 25.2 (328) 14.7 (111) 34.9 (73) 42.6 (144)
  1. Note: Not overweight, <85th BMI percentile; Overweight, ≥85th, <95th BMI percentile; Obese, ≥95th BMI percentile