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Table 2 Perceived sources of pressure to be a certain weight among normal weight, overweight, and obese female college students.

From: Dieting practices, weight perceptions, and body composition: A comparison of normal weight, overweight, and obese college females

Variable Frequency "yes" response (%) X 2 p (weight status)
Self   2.5 .29
Normal weighta 50   
Overweightb 62   
Obesec 43   
Media   0.9 .63
Normal weighta 39   
Overweightb 34   
Obesec 29   
Friends   3.4 .18
Normal weighta 31   
Overweightb 37   
Obesec 14   
  1. Note: X 2 (2, N = 166).
  2. an = 113; bn = 35; cn = 21.