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Table 2 Perception of others weight: distribution of answers of respondents who identified obesity by the pictures of figures of males and females, n (%)

From: Body size perception, knowledge about obesity and factors associated with lifestyle change among patients, health care professionals and public health experts

Group of respondents BMI and body images on the picturea, n (%)
≤26a 28a 32a 36a ≥ 42a
Male body images
 Patients 20 (2.1) 19 (2.0) 64 (6.9) 106 (11.3) 725 (77.6)
 Nurses 3 (3.1) 6 (6.2) 17 (17.5) 16 (16.5) 55 (56.7)
 Doctors (GPs) 1 (1.5) 4 (6.2) 10 (15.4) 13 (20.0) 37 (56.9)
 Experts 0 0 0 6 (20) 24 (80)
Total 24 (2.1) 29 (2.6) 91 (8.1) 141 (12.5) 841 (74.7)
Female body images
 Patients 40 (4.3) 65 (7.0) 112 (12.0) 144 (15.4) 573 (61.3)
 Nurses 9 (9.3) 11 (11.3) 14 (14.4) 14 (14.4) 49 (50.5)
 Doctors (GPs) 5 (7.7) 10 (15.4) 11 (16.9) 10 (15.4) 29 (44.6)
 Experts 0 2 (6.7) 2 (6.7) 12 (40.0) 14 (46.7)
Total 54 (4.8) 88 (7.8) 139 (12.3) 180 (16.0) 665 (59.1)
  1. abody size identified as “obese” on the picture