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The figure above is a bar chart showing the weight perception among children and adolescents aged 8-15 years, by sex and body mass index (BMI) in the United States during 2005-2012. Overweight children and adolescents aged 8-15 years were more likely to report that their weight was

Overweight children and adolescents aged 8–15 years were more likely to report that their weight was "about right" than report that they were "overweight," according to NHANES data for the period 2005–2012. Among overweight females, 71.4% considered their weight "about right," and 27.7% thought they were "overweight." Among overweight males, 80.9% considered their weight "about right," and 18.5% thought they were "overweight."

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