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Table 2 Descriptive data and group differences for each bullying role, presented as percentages, means and standard deviation (M ± SD)

From: Does psychological functioning mediate the relationship between bullying involvement and weight loss preoccupation in adolescents? A two-stage cross-sectional study

  N Uninvolved Bully Victim Bully-victim p
N 767 174 150 140 303  
 %   22.7 19.6 18.3 39.5  
Sex (%)
Girls 406 50.6 51.3 67.9 48.2 .001
Boys 361 49.4 48.7 32.1 51.8
Ethnicity (%)
White British 648 84.4 81.2 87.0 86.1 .48
Other 115 15.6 18.8 13.0 13.9
Parent education (%)
   < 13 years 536 65.5 70.7 71.4 71.3 .56
   > 13 years 231 34.5 29.3 28.6 28.7
Age (M ± SD) 767 13.5 ± 1.4 13.9 ± 1.4 13.6 ± 1.4 13.6 ± 1.3 .10
Pubertal stage (M ± SD) 570 2.5 ± 0.8 2.7 ± 0.7 2.6 ± 0.8 2.6 ± 0.7 .23
BMI percentile (M ± SD) 367 3.2 ± 0.7 3.1 ± 0.9 3.2 ± 0.9 3.3 ± 0.9 .20
Psychological functioning (M ± SD) 521 0.5 ± 0.8 0.3 ± 0.8 −0.6 ± 0.9 −0.2 ± 1.0 .001
Weight loss preoccupation (M ± SD) 521 −0.4 ± 0.9 −0.0 ± 1.0 0.1 ± 1.0 0.2 ± 1.0 001