Adolescents engaging in unhealthy weight control behaviors : Are they at Risk for other health-compromising behaviors ?
This study sought to determine whether adolescents engaging in weight control behaviors are at increased risk for tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana uses ; suicide ideation and attempts ; and unprotected sexual activity.
Data were collected on a nationally representative sample of 16 296 adolescents taking part in the 1993 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Adolescents using extreme weight control behaviors were at increased risk for health-compromising behaviors, while associations with other weight control behaviors were weak and inconsistent.
The findings have relevance to clinical work with youth, provide a better understanding of disordered eating, and open up a number of opportunities for future research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids corporel, Contrôle, Perte, Comportement individuel, Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Tabagisme, Suicide, Tentative suicide, Comportement sexuel, Risque, Facteur risque, Adolescent, Homme, Milieu scolaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Body weight, Check, Loss, Individual behavior, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Tobacco smoking, Suicide, Suicide attempt, Sexual behavior, Risk, Risk factor, Adolescent, Human, School environment, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0288684
Code Inist : 002B18C05D. Création : 27/11/1998.