Correlates of body mass index, weight goals, and weight-management practices among adolescents.

@article{Paxton2004CorrelatesOB,
  title={Correlates of body mass index, weight goals, and weight-management practices among adolescents.},
  author={Raheem J Paxton and Robert F. Valois and J. Wanzer Drane},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  year={2004},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={136-43}
}
The study examined associations among physical activity, cigarette smoking, body mass index, perceptions of body weight, weight-management goals, and weight-management behaviors of public high school adolescents. The CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey provided a cross-sectional sample (n = 3,089) of public high school students in South Carolina. Logistic regression models were constructed separately for four race-gender groups. Adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated to… CONTINUE READING

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