January 18, 2006

ELLEgirl Questions 10,000 Girls on How They Feel About Their Bodies

ELLEgirl Questions 10,000 Girls on How They Feel About Their Bodies
HealthNewsDigest.com - January 16, 2006

ELLEgirl asked 10,000+ ELLEgirls from the U.S., Holland, Korea, Russia, and the U.K. how they feel about their bodies. We asked the hard questions: Have you ever struggled with an eating disorder? Do you wish you had someone else's butt/thighs/breasts? ELLEgirl readers shared the pressures they face, their most insecure moments, and what they love most about themselves.

ELLEgirl discovered that:

60% of girls in American have a positive body image, opposed to Korea where only 17% have a healthy body image

The number one aim of polled U.S. girls aged 11-17 years is to be thinner, rather than smarter, funnier, or friendlier

While 86% of Russian girls chose being healthy over being thin, only 70% of American girls felt the same way

Only 18% of American girls have used diet pills or drinks to make you slimmer, as opposed to a staggering 68% of Korean girls

Children as young as 5 are concerned with weight and shape. Over 80% of U.S. 10-year olds are afraid of being fat; and over 50% of 9 and 10-year olds feel better about themselves when they are on a diet

2 comments:

  1. My first comment would be that they polled TEN THOUSAND GIRLS and this is ALL they wrote about it!!!

    Frankly, some of the numbers seem off as well. 60% of American girls have a positive body image? Who are these girls?? I listen to my 9 year old niece talk about her 'slender' body and I just can't believe the number is that high!! Especially with the obesity epidemic that is going on in our country.

    Love,
    L

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  2. Yeah, there's no way 60% is a correct number and in comparison to Korean girls? Who did this study? I hope it's not that same Korean guy who claimed he successfully cloned a human, and is now under criminal investigation. ;)

    I haven't heard 5 year olds being concerned about being overweight, but I have heard as low as 9.

    And 86% of Russian girls chose being healthy over being thin? COME ON! I know a lot of Russian women and that stat is just bogus.

    I think there's something fishy and sensationalist about this so-called poll!
    xoS

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