Body dissatisfaction in Brazilian schoolchildren: prevalence and associated factors.

@article{Pinheiro2006BodyDI,
  title={Body dissatisfaction in Brazilian schoolchildren: prevalence and associated factors.},
  author={Andr{\'e}a Poyastro Pinheiro and Elsa Regina Justo Giugliani},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={489-96}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of body dissatisfaction and associated factors in 8- to 11-year-old schoolchildren. METHODS A cross-sectional study including children aged 8- to 11-years enrolled in public and private schools in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil, was carried out from August to December, 2001. A total of 901 subjects were selected through cluster sampling. Participants answered a questionnaire aimed at measuring body dissatisfaction and self-esteem and questions about family… CONTINUE READING