Prevalence and correlates of weight-control behaviors among Caribbean adolescent students.

Journal Article

Adolescent students from nine English-speaking Caribbean countries completed a survey that assessed weight-control behaviors. Weight-control behaviors were prevalent and similar across gender. Extreme weight-control behaviors were related to several psychosocial factors and compromising health behaviors. Future interventions should target adolescents who are using weight-controlling behaviors to prevent future eating disturbances and psychosocial and health morbidities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McGuire, MT; Story, M; Neumark-Sztainer, D; Halcon, L; Campbell-Forrester, S; Blum, RW

Published Date

  • August 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 208 - 211

PubMed ID

  • 12127392

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1972

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1054-139X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1054-139x(02)00380-4

Language

  • eng