Misperceptions, inactivity and maternal factors may drive obesity among Barbadian adolescents.

  title={Misperceptions, inactivity and maternal factors may drive obesity among Barbadian adolescents.},
  author={Pamela S. Gaskin and Hedy L Broome and Colin Alert and Henry Fraser},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  volume={11 1},
OBJECTIVES To describe (1) the prevalence of overweight and obesity and their association with physical activity; (2) the effect of different cut-off points for body mass index (BMI) on weight status categorisation; and (3) associations of weight status with perceptions of body size, health and diet quality. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING Secondary schools in Barbados. SUBJECTS A cohort of 400 schoolchildren, 11-16 years old, selected to study physical education practices… CONTINUE READING


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