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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of children and adolescents in the present study

From: Body image perceptions and symptoms of disturbed eating behavior among children and adolescents in Germany

  Total sample Girls Boys
Gender (n, %)
 Female 828 (55.1)   
 Male 676 (44.9)   
Age group (n, %)
 Pre-adolescent (11–12 years) 482 (32.0) 248 (30.2) 231 (34.5)
 Early-adolescent (13–14 years) 495 (32.9) 277 (33.7) 214 (32.0)
 Adolescent (15–17 years) 527 (35.0) 297 (36.1) 224 (32.5)
School form (n, %)
 High 597 (39.9) 383 (46.9) 209 (31.2)
 Medium 750 (50.2) 377 (46.1) 367 (54.9)
 Low 151 (10.1) 57 (7.0) 93 (13.9)
Age (M, SD)
  13.6 (1.8) 13.7 (1.7) 13.6 (1.8)
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation