Marital status and body weight, weight perception, and weight management among U.S. adults.

@article{Klos2013MaritalSA,
  title={Marital status and body weight, weight perception, and weight management among U.S. adults.},
  author={Lori A Klos and Jeffery Sobal},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={500-7}
}
Married individuals often have higher body weights than unmarried individuals, but it is unclear how marital roles affect body weight-related perceptions, desires, and behaviors. This study analyzed cross-sectional data for 4,089 adult men and 3,989 adult women using multinomial logistic regression to examine associations between marital status, perceived body weight, desired body weight, and weight management approach. Controlling for demographics and current weight, married or cohabiting… CONTINUE READING
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