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  1. Eating problems in female Japanese high school students : A prevalence study.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives 

    This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of eating problems and to identify factors associated with the eating problems among Japanese high school girls.

    Methods 

    This study used a cross-sectional design.

    The study population was 3,032 female students attending three high schools in Fukushima, Japan.

    The 26-item version of the Eating Attitudes Test (EA T-26) was administered to assess eating problems.

    Inquiries were also made regarding possible risk factors for the eating problems.

    Results 

    Of the 2,685 subjects, 5.4% had a total EAT-26 score above the cutoff point (20¾). Logistic regression analysis demonstrated that older age, higher body mass index, a distorted body image, obsessive-compulsive tendency, and some familial issues were independently related to the eating problems.

    Discussion 

    The prevalence of eating problems in the Japanese female population was low compared with reports from Western countries.

    In addition, distorted body image was suggested to have the greatest influence on eating problems.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble comportement alimentaire, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Japon, Asie, Adolescent, Homme, Femelle

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Eating disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Japan, Asia, Adolescent, Human, Female

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0296462

    Code Inist : 002B18C01C. Création : 16/11/1999.