Dieting among Thai adolescents: Having friends who diet and pressure to diet

  title={Dieting among Thai adolescents: Having friends who diet and pressure to diet},
  author={Randy M. Page and Jiraporn Suwanteerangkul},
  journal={Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity},
  • R. Page, J. Suwanteerangkul
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity
The purpose of this study was to assess dieting behavior, the number of friends who diet, and number of friends who pressure to go on a diet among a sample of 2,519 Thai adolescents. More than half of the girls (52.2%) and over one-fourth of boys (28.0%) reported going on a diet in the past 30 days. Dieting among friends was very common with only 14.2% of girls and 34.3% of boys saying none of their friends dieted. Results also showed significant associations between 1) number of friends who… 
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