Table 5: Prevalence (%) of attempts to control weight with 95% confidence intervals (CI) among overweight adolescents by survey year.

Current1 weight controlling % (95% CI)
1994199820022006 2010

Overweight boys2.5 (0.6–9.9)9.3 (5.1–16.3)12.3 (7.5–19.6)17.8 (12.6–24.6)13.3 (9.0–19.2)
Overweight girls19.2 (8.3–38.3)26.2 (16.4–38.9)33.3 (23.6–44.8)28.6 (21.2–37.2)39.3 (31.0–48.2)

During previous 12 months2 % (95% CI)

Overweight boys26.9 (19.8–35.5)25.9 (18.8–34.6)21.5 (15.8–28.5)
Overweight girls70.9 (60.1–79.8)56.4 (45.9–66.4)62.5 (52.3–71.7)

1Prevalence of overweight adolescents who were on a diet or did something else to control their weight at the time of filling in the survey form.
2Prevalence of overweight adolescents who had gone on a diet, changed their eating habits or done something else to control their weight at some point during the last 12 months leading up to the survey; available from 2002.