Body image and eating behavior in adolescent girls.

  • David C. Moore
  • Published 1988 in American journal of diseases of children


To determine attitudes toward body weight and shape and eating and weight control practices among adolescent girls, an anonymous questionnaire was administered to 854 adolescent girls and young women aged 12 through 23 years who were seen in a military adolescent outpatient clinic. Overall, 67% were dissatisfied with their weight, and 54% were dissatisfied… (More)


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