A study of body weight concerns and weight control practices of 4th and 7th grade adolescents.

@article{Adams2000ASO,
  title={A study of body weight concerns and weight control practices of 4th and 7th grade adolescents.},
  author={Kuebli Adams and Roger G Sargent and Sharon H. Thompson and Doris Richter and Sara J. Corwin and Thomas Rogan},
  journal={Ethnicity & health},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={79-94}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess grade, race, socioeconomic status and gender differences in perceptions of body size, weight concerns, and weight control practices between 4th and 7th grade students in South Carolina. DESIGN Two random samples, consisting of a total of 1,597 children (53.1% white, 51.97% female, 44.9% 4th graders) participated in two questionnaire surveys. Both surveys included a series of seven female and seven male body size drawings, body image and weight… CONTINUE READING