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Table 4 Perception of own weight: distribution of answers of respondents who identified own body image by the scale of pictures

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

Group of respondentsa BMI of the body images chosenb, n (%) Total
< 25 25–30 > 30
BMI 18.5–24.9
 Patients 244 (60.8) 134 (33.4) 23 (5.7) 401 (100)
 Nurses 29 (54.7) 22 (41.5) 2 (3.8) 53 (100)
 Doctors 20 (76.9) 4 (15.4) 2 (7.7) 26 (100)
 Policy makers 9 (75.0) 3 (25.0) 0 12 (100)
 Total 302 (61.4) 163 (33.1) 27 (5.5) 492 (100)
BMI 25.0–29.9
 Patients 27 (9.1) 111 (37.5) 158 (53.4) 296 (100)
 Nurses 1 (4.0) 14 (56.0) 10 (40.0) 25 (100)
 Doctors 1 (4.0) 11 (44.0) 13 (52.0) 25 (100)
 Policy makers 1 (9.1) 5 (45.5) 5 (45.5) 11 (100)
Total 30 (8.4) 141 (39.5) 186 (52.1) 357 (100)
BMI ≥ 30
 Patients 4 (2.0) 19 (9.6) 175 (88.4) 198 (100)
 Nurses 0 5 (26.3) 14 (73.7) 19 (100)
 Doctors 0 1 (7.7) 12 (92.3) 13 (100)
 Policy makers 0 0 3 (100) 3 (100)
Total 4 (1.7) 25 (10.7) 204 (87.6) 233 (100)
  1. aBMI was calculated by self-reported weight and height
  2. bCategory of body weight by the answers of respondents who identified own body image by the scale of pictures