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Table 2 Percentage of children and adolescents who display an underweight thin-ideal by gender and age group

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

  Total sample Girls Boys
Pre-adolescents (11–12 years) 19.2 18.6 20.0
Early-adolescents (13–14 years) 24.7 30.1 17.4
Adolescents (15–17 years) 19.6 24.7 12.6
Total sample (11–17 years) 21.5 24.9 16.8