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