Table 1: Comparison of baseline and follow-up characteristics between adolescents who perceived themselves as overweight (74% girls, 26% boys), despite not being overweight versus those who did not perceive themselves as overweight (50.6% girls, 49.4% boys). ( 𝑛 = 1 1 9 6 ).

Baseline characteristicsFollow-up characteristics
Self-perceivedNo self-perceived 𝑃 valueSelf-perceivedNo self-perceived 𝑃 value
overweightoverweightoverweightoverweight
SDSDSDSD

BMI21.81.720.41.7N.S.26.53.824.43.3<0.001
Height166.98.1169.98.3N.S.170.38.0173.79.1<0.001
Weight60.86.959.07.1N.S.77.013.374.013.0<0.001
WC71.95.570.05.9N.S.90.711.385.510.50.005
Age15.91.815.91.8N.S.27.31.927.21.9N.S.

Baseline BMI, height, weight, and WC are age adjusted.
BMI: body mass index in kg/m2 and WC (waist circumference) in centimetres.
N.S.: not significant.