Perception of being too fat among 13-year olds by country and gender 2009/2010

This survey displays the perception of 13-year-old children that believe that they are too fat as of 2009/2010, distributed by select European and North American countries and gender. In Hungary, 38 percent of girls and 30 percent of boys thought they were too fat.

Adolescents 13-years-old who believe they are too fat by select countries and gender as of 2009/2010

GirlsBoys
Germany52%37%
Poland51%31%
Luxembourg50%34%
Slovenia49%31%
Finland47%26%
Belgium (Flemish)46%25%
Scotland45%29%
Austria44%32%
Belgium (French)42%33%
Denmark42%25%
Portugal42%28%
Netherlands42%27%
Wales41%28%
Estonia41%32%
Sweden40%25%
England40%23%
Norway39%23%
Spain39%28%
Hungary38%30%
France37%27%
Switzerland36%23%
Czech Republic34%25%
Lithuania33%19%
Ireland33%22%
Greenland33%17%
Canada32%24%
United States32%27%
Greece30%21%
Italy29%22%
Slovakia29%22%
Croatia27%23%
Latvia27%18%
Romania25%18%
Ukraine25%14%
Iceland24%19%
Turkey20%14%
Russian Federation19%11%
Armenia19%15%
MKD*13%12%
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Source

Release date

December 2012

Region

North America, Europe

Survey time period

2009/2010

Number of respondents

about 1,500 students from each country and from each age group

Age group

13 years old

Special properties

39 countries and regions

Supplementary notes

* The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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