Weight status misperception among Mexican young adults.

@article{Andrade2012WeightSM,
  title={Weight status misperception among Mexican young adults.},
  author={Fl{\'a}via Cristina Drumond Andrade and Marcela Raffaelli and Margarita T{\'e}ran-Garc{\'i}a and Jilber A Jerman and Celia Aradillas Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          184-8
        }
}
Individuals who misperceive their body size are at risk for eating disorders, unhealthy weight control practices, and obesity-related diseases. This study assessed the prevalence and demographic, behavioral, and psychosocial correlates of agreement between perceived (self-reported) and actual (measured) body mass index categories in a sample of Mexican college applicants aged 18-20 years (N=3622; 52% female). Under two thirds (63.1%) accurately reported their weight status categories. Reporting… CONTINUE READING
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