HOW WE SEE OURSELVES
The average New Zealand female weighs 72.6kg and is 162.2cm tall.
(2011 University of Otago and Ministry of Health survey.)
The average dress size for a New Zealand woman is 12-14. 75 per cent of New Zealand teenage girls worry about gaining weight. 33 per cent of New Zealand teenage girls are teased by family members because of their weight. 32 per cent of New Zealand teenage girls are happy or very happy with their weight. 32 per cent of New Zealand teenage girls are unhappy or very unhappy with their weight.
(The Health and Wellbeing of New Zealand Secondary School Students in 2012 survey.)
One in three New Zealand women are happy with their weight. The number of New Zealand women dieting decreased from 32 per cent in 2012, to 23 per cent in 2015. (New Zealand Body Survey, NEXT magazine, 2015.)