Body Image Statistics

Video by:H2Oh518

Statistics from video:

  • 8 million people in the US suffer from an ED
  • 90% are women/girls
  • 8 out 10 women are not happy with their reflection
  • 80% of children are afraid of being fat
  • more than 50% of 10 year old girls wish they were thinner
  • Americans spend more than 40 billion a year on diet and beauty products
  • The average American woman is 5'4" and 140 pounds
  • The average American model is 5' 11" and 117 pounds
  • In your lifetime 50,000 people will die as a direct result of their Eating Disorder
  • The current media ideal of thinness is achieved by less than 5% of the female population


Anonymous said...

This is seriously sick? what is this word coming too.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get this information?

MrsMenopausal said...

The stats listed are from the video in the post.

Anonymous said...

This is so sad.
I am 5 foot 7 inches, 136.2 pounds, and 17 years of age. I have felt like I am fat for almost as long as I can remember.

Everywhere we look, their are advertizments for shit we don't need, presented by unrealistic and unhealthy people.

I want to thank you for bringing the truth to light, and I can only hope that others, male or female suffering from body image disatisfacion read what I just read.

Elika Kormeili, MFT said...

It is truly sad. Men also suffer from body image and poor self esteem but few are talking about it. I work with so many women trying to lose weight and we discuss their body images, their self concept and stress related eating. Thank you for the awareness you create!

If I can be of any help-please contact me at

MrsMenopausal said...

I agree! Thank you, anonymous. I'm glad you found the information helpful and thank you for taking the time to comment.

MrsMenopausal said...

Thank you, Elika. I appreciate that.