Survey reveals body confidence by age, ethnicity and race

25 March 2015

A recent survey has revealed that body confidence differs depending on age, ethnicity and race. While 13 per cent of the general population said they felt happy with their bodies, this percentage rose for African American and Asian women (17 per cent and 18 per cent respectively).

Overall, Caucasian women were the most discontent, with around 87 per cent of US women stating that they were unhappy with at least one area of their body. For Asian women, eyes seemed to cause the most unhappiness (20 per cent), while Hispanic women were found to be unhappy with their facial features.

When it came to Cosmetic Surgery, 33 per cent of women in the United States said they would consider undergoing a procedure to improve the appearance of a body part. Overall, Hispanic women were the most interested in Cosmetic Surgery (39 per cent), while Asian women were the least likely to have a Cosmetic Surgical procedure (23 per cent).

The most common procedure was Breast Enlargement, followed by Liposuction and Tummy Tuck surgery.

The survey also found that women between the ages of 18 and 24 were the least happy with their facial features, while those aged 45 to 64 complained about their neck more than any other body part.

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