Dataset: HBSC-2005/06, ed.1.0

Variable thinkbody: Think about own body

Literal Question

MQ8. Do you think your body is……..?

Values Categories N
1 Much too thin 5093
 2.5%
2 A bit too thin 25751
 12.7%
3 About the right size 114227
 56.3%
4 A bit too fat 50297
 24.8%
5 Much too fat 7342
 3.6%
Sysmiss 3228

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 202710
Missing cases 3228
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 5.0
Mean 3.143
This variable is numeric

Notes

Source: HBSC surveys 1993/4, 1997/98, 2001/02 (revised: response category 'I don't think about it' was removed).   

Description:  This item examines perceived body size in order to identify those who are dissatisfied with their body weight.

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