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Percent of all women who are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting 91 %
Percent of women who say the images of women in the media makes them feel insecure 80 %
Percent of college-aged girls who feel pressured to be a certain weight 58 %
Percent of girls in 1st through 3rd grade who want to be thinner 42 %
Percent of 10 year olds who are afraid of being fat 81 %
Percent of teenage girls who are, or think they should be, on a diet 53 %
Percent of teenage girls who reported being teased about their weight 30 %
Percent of teenage boys who reported being teased about their weight 25 %
Percent of 15-17 year old girls who want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance 90 %
Percent of teen boys using unproven supplements and/or steroids 12 %
Percent of girls age 15-17 who acknowledged having an eating disorder 13 %
Percent of women who stated they would consider cosmetic surgery in the future 40 %
Percent of men who stated they would consider cosmetic surgery in the future 20 %
Total annual revenue of the weight loss industry $55,400,000,000
Total number of people with an eating disorder in the U.S. 8,000,000
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Sources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, PBS, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: January 26, 2016

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