Five-year obesity incidence in the transition period between adolescence and adulthood: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

@article{GordonLarsen2004FiveyearOI,
  title={Five-year obesity incidence in the transition period between adolescence and adulthood: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.},
  author={Penny Gordon-Larsen and Linda S. Adair and Melissa C Nelson and Barry M Popkin},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={569-75}
}
BACKGROUND No nationally representative longitudinal data have been analyzed to evaluate the incidence of obesity in the transition between adolescence and adulthood. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine dynamic patterns of change in obesity among white, black, Hispanic, and Asian US teens as they transitioned to young adulthood. DESIGN We used nationally representative, longitudinally measured height and weight data collected from US adolescents enrolled in wave II (1996; ages 13-20 y… CONTINUE READING

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