Background and Methods.
Overweight in adolescents may have deleterious effects on their subsequent self-esteem, social and economic characteristics, and physical health.
We studied the relation between overweight and subsequent educational attainment, marital status, household income, and self-esteem in a nationally representative sample of 10,039 randomly selected young people who were 16 to 24 years old in 1981.
Follow-up data were obtained in 1988 for 65 to 79 percent of the original cohort, depending on the variable studied.
The characteristics of the subjects who had been overweight in 1981 were compared with those for young people with asthma, musculoskeletal abnormalities, and other chronic health conditions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Métabolisme pathologie, Obésité, Enfant, Homme, Adulte jeune, Etude socioéconomique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Metabolic diseases, Obesity, Child, Human, Young adult, Socioeconomic study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0670171
Code Inist : 002B22B01. Création : 199406.