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  1. Weight perceptions and weight control practices in American Indian and Alaska native adolescents : a national survey.

    Article - En anglais


    To assess weight perceptions and weight control practices among American Indian-Alaska Native adolescents.




    Nonurban schools from eight Indian Health Service areas.


    A total of 13 454 seventh-through 12th-grade American Indian-Alaska Native youths.

    Main Outcome Measures 

    A revised version of the Adolescent Health Survey, a comprehensive, anonymous self-report questionnaire with eating-and body image-related questions.


    Forty-one percent of the adolescent girls reported feeling overweight, 50% were dissatisfied with their weight, and 44% worried about being overweight.

    Almost half (48%) had been on a weight-loss diet in the past year, with 27% reporting that they had self-induced vomiting at some time to try to lose weight.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Adolescent, Homme, Perception corporelle, Perception esthétique, Autoperception, Amérindien, Ethnie, Questionnaire, Etude statistique, Femelle, Mâle, Poids corporel, Comportement alimentaire, Epidémiologie, Minnesota, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adolescent, Human, Body perception, Aesthetic perception, Self perception, Amerindian, Ethnic group, Questionnaire, Statistical study, Female, Male, Body weight, Feeding behavior, Epidemiology, Minnesota, United States, North America, America

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

    Cote : 94-0505697

    Code Inist : 002A26J04. Création : 199501.