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Table 2 BI self-evaluation expressed as BMI% compared to true BMI%

From: Body image drawings dissociate ethnic differences and anorexia in adolescent girls

  True BMI% Question 1. Most like you Question 2. Ideal shape Question 3. Others consider most like you Dissatisfaction (questions 1–2)
AN 15.3 ± 15.6 58.8 ± 17.1*** 30.4 ± 12.0* 55.4 ± 20.0*** 28.4 ± 28.5
JS 52.1 ± 26.2 50.5 ± 15.3 41.9 ± 11.7*** 47.1 ± 20.9 8.7 ± 17.1
C 66.7 ± 26.9 50.6 ± 17.0*** 39.5 ± 12.6*** 48.4 ± 18.0*** 11.1 ± 16.5
H 48.4 ± 29.8 51.0 ± 17.0 39.1 ± 12.2* 48.3 ± 20.0 11.8 ± 16.2
Thin 10.13 ± 6.3 34.1 ± 15.3++ 38.0 ± 13.6+ 31.4 ± 15.9++ −3.9 ± 14.7+++
  1. Responses to a series of schematic body image drawings thin to obese
  2. AN anorexics, JS Jewish secular, C Christian Arab, H Haredi, schoolgirls
  3. Differ from true BMI%: * p < 0.05, *** p < 0.001
  4. Thin schoolgirls matched to AN for BMI%. AN differ from Thin: + p < 0.05,++ p < 0.005,+++ p < 0.001. Thin girl evaluations also diverge significantly from true BMI% (not indicated)