Body Image Statistics

Body Image Statistics

80% of women say that the images of women on television and in movies, fashion magazines, and advertising makes them feel insecure.

42% of girls first through third grades want to be thinner.

81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat.

The average American woman is 5'4" tall and weighs 140 pounds, while the average American model is 5'11" tall and weighs 117 pounds. most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American women.

More than half of teenage girls are, or think they should be on diets. They want to lose some or all of the 40 pounds that females nautally gain between ages 8 and 14. About 3% of these teens go too far, becoming anorexic or bulimic.

Body Image Statistics

shared by billytrail on May 31, 2013 in Health


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Is body image is an issue impacting teen girls and women today? Check out these eye opening body image statistics to see for yourself. Unfortunately, it is a huge issue in our culture. Help overcom...
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