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Table 2 Distribution of the self-perceived body size by BMI categories and age groups

From: Body size perceptions and preferences favor overweight in adult Saharawi refugees

   Body size perception n (% in total)
   Overestimation Correct Underestimation Total p-value**
BMI Underweight 28 (8.9) 5 (1.6) 33 (10.5) < 0.01
Normal weight 61 (19.2) 80 (25.2) 8 (2.5) 149 (46.9)
Overweight 1 (0.3) 64 (20.2) 22 (6.9) 87 (27.4)
Obese 5 (1.6) 43 (13.6) 48 (15.2)
Total 90 (28.4) 154 (48.6) 73 (23.0) 317 (100)a  
Age groups 18–25 31 (9.8) 34 (10.7) 7 (2.2) 72 (22.7) < 0.01
26–45 32 (10.1) 73 (23.0) 27 (8.5) 132 (41.6)
46+ 27 (8.5) 47 (14.8) 39 (12.3) 113 (35.6)
Total 90 (28.4) 154 (48.6) 73 (23.0) 317 (100) a  
  1. aMissing values (n = 38), **p-values tested with chi-square