Gender Differences in Population Versus Media Body Sizes: A Comparison over Four Decades

  title={Gender Differences in Population Versus Media Body Sizes: A Comparison over Four Decades},
  author={Brenda L. Spitzer and K. A. Henderson and M. T. Zivian},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  • Brenda L. Spitzer, K. A. Henderson, M. T. Zivian
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • Sex Roles
  • Mean body mass indices (BMIs, kg/m2)of North Americans aged 18 to 24 collected from 11national health surveys were compared to: Playboycenterfold models, Miss America Pageant winners,andPlaygirl models. The survey samples were representative of themix of different ethnic and racial groups in Canada andthe USA. No racial or ethnic information was availablefor either the Playboy women or the Miss America Pageant winners. Ninety percent of the Playgirlmen were white; 10%, black; 1.5%, Hispanic… CONTINUE READING
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