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Table 2 Gender-specific differences in body dissatisfaction and self-esteem scores and body mass index among 1343 adolescent girls and boys

From: Body dissatisfaction and body mass in girls and boys transitioning from early to mid-adolescence: additional role of self-esteem and eating habits

  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/m 2 ) 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**
  1. BD of EDI - Body Dissatisfaction subscale of the Eating Disorder Inventory, BMI - body mass index, RSES - Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale.
  2. *Cohen’s d = large.
  3. **Cohen’s d = medium
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