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Austin SB, Haines J, Veugelers PJ (2009)

This study examined the prevalence of poor body satisfaction in prepubescent girls and boys and its associations with body weight, socioeconomic factors, and rural residence.
Key findings: There was a linear increase in poor body satisfaction with increasing BMI in girls. Among boys, a U-shape association was found, where boys with low BMI and those with high BMI reported higher levels of poor body satisfaction. Poor body satisfaction was more prevalent among girls whose parents had lower educational attainment and among those who reside in rural areas.
Additional Information: http://www.pubmed.org/19712443