Table 2

Gender-specific differences in body dissatisfaction and self-esteem scores and body mass index among 1343 adolescent girls and boys
Girls (N = 650) Boys (N = 693)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p Cohen’s d
BD of EDI 30.6 (12.2) 18.9 (9.5) < 0.001 1.1*
BMI (kg/m2) 20.3 (2.9) 20.3 (3.2) > 0.05 0.0
RSES 28.0 (5.9) 31.3 (4.8) < 0.001 0.6**

BD of EDI - Body Dissatisfaction subscale of the Eating Disorder Inventory, BMI - body mass index, RSES - Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale.

*Cohen’s d = large.

**Cohen’s d = medium

Mäkinen et al.

Mäkinen et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:35   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-35

Open Data