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What is the percentage of people with pear or apple shape body type?

Asked by killertofu (115 points ) May 10th, 2009

what is the percentage of people, in the US, who have an pear or apple body shape? men and women

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Allie's avatar

I am a pear. I am the only person who has responded so far. 1/1 for pear. 100% of people are pears. I am rambling.

jrpowell's avatar

I am a straw. I’m not sure how that changes the complex statistical analysis Allie applied.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I am a cucumber shape. Not one of the options, but I thought I’d get it in there now before someone else did.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@johnpowell you just altered the pear curve, way to go!

Allie's avatar

Removed due to high probability of drunkeness.

mcbealer's avatar

I used to be a stringbean… now I’m more of an hourglass :)

Sariperana's avatar

im a giraffe – that help? or a ruler cross with an hourglass – just super tall! haha tall hourler!

augustlan's avatar

I tried to find actual statistics for you, but I’m finding nothing. I’m more of an apple, if it helps!

3or4monsters's avatar

When I get fat, I become apple shaped.

cookieman's avatar

Not sure, but you can call me McIntosh and my wife Bartlett.

jonsblond's avatar

This type of pear describes me.

cookieman's avatar

aw, seckels are cute

ru2bz46's avatar

I’m always the same shape, just different sizes. Right now, I’m 42–34-37. What the hell am I?

jrpowell's avatar

I’m sorry that this doesn’t answer your question. I’m afraid that you asked a question without an answer. I can’t find a study on it.

Normally we are helpful. sorry

casheroo's avatar

I guess I’m a pear. I have a really small bust line (I’m talking 28–29) but, my hips are bigger than that, I think they’re a 32 and my waist is really small and high. damn, now I want measuring tape!
I found this on Wiki

A study of over 6,000 women carried out by researchers at the North Carolina State University around 2005 found that 46% were banana (rectangular), just over 20% pear, just under 14% apple, and 8% hourglass.[1] Another study has found “that the average woman’s waistline had expanded by six inches since the 1950s” and that today women are taller and have bigger busts and hips than those of the 1950s.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_body_shape

DragonFace's avatar

I like girls with apple bottoms :)

Bluefreedom's avatar

I am quite slim and trim and I have no discernible curves. Is there a percentage of these types out there like me?

Jude's avatar

Pretty proportionate for the most part. When I do gain weight, though, it goes straight to the bootay.

KatawaGrey's avatar

From the front I’m a rectangle. From the side I’m kind of a lumpy rectangle. I don’t know many pear or apples, though I suppose my mother could be kind of considered an apple-type. I’m finding that as my friends and I are gaining weight (from eating badly at college) we are more and more resembling hourglasses (simply because our boobs and asses are taking on more weight than our waists).

However, I am still a lumpy rectangle which I am quite satisfied with. :)

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@Bluefreedom dude, like me, you are a cucumber on end. Well, unless you are lying down, then you are a horizontal cucumber.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra: I bet he’s a vertical cucumber sometimes then too.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@KatawaGrey well, that’s a given, he’s male.

Bluefreedom's avatar

….currently trying to envision myself and @evelyns_pet_zebra as horizontal and vertical cucumbers… =)

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@Bluefreedom,just don’t envision us in the same ‘vegetable bin’ if you catch my drift, I think our uniforms would clash.

KatawaGrey's avatar

Am I allowed to envision it?

killertofu's avatar

@casheroo thanks for the answer!

Facade's avatar

Not an apple or pear. I’m pretty zaftig right now

ru2bz46's avatar

@killertofu Sorry the rest of us weren’t much help on this thread, but those stats were a bit evasive and still only partial. Thanks for the interesting question, though!

aprilsimnel's avatar

At the end of that Wikipedia article are a bunch of citations to studies that may be more helpful to you. Perhaps you can look for info at http://www.hhs.gov/. Perhaps they have an dapartment through which the public can get information like that.

For the record, I am an hourglass.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

I’m not pear or apple. I’m hourglass.

KatawaGrey's avatar

The hourglass figure used to be the pinnacle of beauty and now the opposite is what women in our society aim for. How interesting…

Jude's avatar

I actually prefer a woman with an hour glass shape.

jrpowell's avatar

I like hourgl ass.

Jude's avatar

make that hourglass

ru2bz46's avatar

@KatawaGrey Who’s looking women with shapes other than hourglass?

In general, when men get out of shape, they tend to become apples, women become pears. Naturally, there are exceptions, but I believe we are supposed to all be hourglasses. Men are not as defined as women, being more like cucumbers (that have been a bit squished in the middle), as has been pointed out somewhat graphically already. Bodybuilder men tend to become ice cream cones when they go over the top. Crap, I forgot what I was saying. Damn job always cooks my brain by the time I get home…

casheroo's avatar

I totally had to measure myself, and apparently by definition, I’m a pear. 30–29-32. A small pear haha

mcbealer's avatar

@ru2bz46 ~ I’m ROFL for the ice cream cone analogy

KatawaGrey's avatar

@ru2bz46: I think you must have left a word or two out there because I have no idea what you mean.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@casheroo You’re barely pear. Or pear-ly there. Or… something. That was funnier in my head… lol

ru2bz46's avatar

@KatawaGrey Oops, my bad. That should have read, “Who’s looking for women with shapes other than an hourglass?” As far as I know, the hourglass is still the most desired.

@casheroo You are technically an hourglass, just not a very exaggerated one.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@ru2bz46: I was more referring to how in the media we tend to see stick-thin women as the gold standard for beauty. Supermodels have no curves and any that do are declared plus-sized models, even if they are smaller than I am, and I’m pretty little.

ru2bz46's avatar

@katawagrey Ah, gotcha! I don’t pay much attention to that, I guess. When I talk about physical beauty, it comes from this beholder’s viewpoint. Screw those toothpicks.

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