Eating and weight control behaviors among middle school girls in relationship to body weight and ethnicity

Catherine M. Shisslak, Mary Z. Mays, Marjorie Crago, Jan K. Jirsak, Keolani Taitano, Colleen Cagno

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Abstract

This study examined the links among body mass index (BMI), weight control practices, binge eating, and eating disorders in 1164 middle school girls. Both the prevalence and frequency of weight control behaviors increased as BMI increased, but binge eating was reported approximately equally by girls across the BMI spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-633
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2006

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Body weight
  • Eating disorders
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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