HOW WE SEE OUR­SELVES

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - INSPIRATION -

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.)

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