In this study, data collected in 1989 in a random-digit dialing telephone survey of 60 590 adults in 38 states and the District of Columbia were analyzed.
Approximately 38% of women and 24% of men reported that they were currently trying to lose weight.
Methods reported were counting calories (24% of women, 14% of men), participating in organized weight loss programs (10%, 3%), taking special supplements (10%, 7%), taking diet pills (4%, 2%), and fasting for 24 hours or longer (5%, 5%). Among both sexes, only half of those trying to lose weight reported using the recommended method of caloric restriction combined with physical activity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Perte poids, Comportement alimentaire, Epidémiologie, Adulte, Etude multicentrique, Etats Unis, Colombie britannique, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Canada
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Weight loss, Feeding behavior, Epidemiology, Adult, Multicenter study, United States, British Columbia, Human, North America, America, Canada
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0033552
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.