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Prevalence of distorted body image in young Koreans and its association with age, sex, body weight status, and disordered eating behaviors

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, April 2015
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Title
Prevalence of distorted body image in young Koreans and its association with age, sex, body weight status, and disordered eating behaviors
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, April 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s82504
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Young-Eun Jung, Seong-Chul Hong, Moon-Doo Kim, Chang-In Lee, Mi-Yeul Hyun, Won-Myong Bahk, Bo-Hyun Yoon, Kwang Heun Lee

Abstract

To define the prevalence of distorted body image in 10-24-year-old Koreans and determine its relationship with sex, age, body weight status, and disordered eating behaviors. A total of 3,227 young Koreans were recruited from elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as from universities. The participants completed a self-reported questionnaire on body image, eating behaviors (Eating Attitude Test-26), and body weight status. The prevalence of a distorted body image in males was 49.7% and that in females was 51.2%. Distorted body image was more frequent in adolescents (age, 10-17 years) than in young adults (age, 18-24 years). The highest prevalence (55.3%) was reported in female elementary school students (age, 10-12 years). Distorted body image was associated with disordered eating behaviors and abnormal body weight status. These results suggest that distorted body image is a public health problem, given its high frequency in young Koreans, and that it is associated with abnormal body weight status and disordered eating behaviors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Unknown 61 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 10 16%
Student > Master 9 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Researcher 4 6%
Other 15 24%
Unknown 11 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 25%
Unspecified 10 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 10%
Environmental Science 2 3%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 16 25%

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#15,362,070
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