Black and white adolescents' perceptions of their weight.

@article{Desmond1989BlackAW,
  title={Black and white adolescents' perceptions of their weight.},
  author={Sharon M. Desmond and James H. Price and Christopher Hallinan and Daisy Smith},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  year={1989},
  volume={59 8},
  pages={353-8}
}
Black and white adolescents' perceptions of their weight were examined in this study. A 22-item questionnaire on weight perceptions and weight control was administered to 341 adolescents from two inner city schools in the midwest (138 black and 193 white students). Students were classified as thin, normal, or heavy based on National Health Survey data on height and weight measurements for youth ages 12-17. Significant differences (p less than .05) occurred in how the heavy black and white males… CONTINUE READING