Table 4

Percentages of actual and ideal figures selected by males and mean BMI of children choosing each figure
Sons Italian mother Immigrant mother
Silhouette Actual Ideal BMIª Actual Ideal BMIª
number (%) (%) Mean (SD) (%) (%) Mean (SD)
F.1 7.0 12.4 16.10 (2.07) 9.0 14.7 16.44 (2.89)
F.2 18.4 18.5 16.43 (2.07) 11.0 15.3 15.31 (1.56)
F.3 22.3 26.1 17.11 (2.03) 18.1 19.3 17.02 (1.88)
F.4 26.8 25.9 18.10 (2.35) 25.8 24.7 17.12 (2.52)
F.5 22.0 15.8 20.20 (3.17) 30.3 22.7 19.40 (3.38)
F.6 3.2 1.0 24.77 (3.63) 5.8 2.0 22.73 (3.39)
F.7 0.3 0.3 22.17 (3.19) 0.0 1.3 -

ªBMI values are referred to subjects who have chosen the figure as actual.

Gualdi-Russo et al.

Gualdi-Russo et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:85   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-85

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