Table 5

Percentages of actual and ideal figures selected by females and mean BMI of children choosing each figure
Daughters Italian mother Immigrant mother
Silhouette Actual Ideal BMIª Actual Ideal BMIª
number (%) (%) Mean(SD) (%) (%) Mean(SD)
F.1 9.0 17.1 15.39 (1.68) 5.4 15.4 15.59 (0.94)
F.2 24.1 32.8 16.02 (1.56) 32.9 34.3 15.75 (1.83)
F.3 27.7 28.4 17.38 (2.05) 26.8 23.8 16.68 (1.63)
F.4 22.7 17.6 18.94 (2.48) 24.8 23.1 18.55 (3.06)
F.5 14.5 3.6 21.54 (3.17) 8.1 2.8 21.23 (2.52)
F.6 1.9 0.5 24.93 (2.76) 2.0 0.7 24.50 (2.24)
F.7 0.1 0 22.55 0 0 -

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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