Potentially protective factors associated with healthful body mass index in adolescents with obese and nonobese parents: a secondary data analysis of the third national health and nutrition examination survey, 1988-1994.


OBJECTIVE To identify factors potentially protective against obesity in 12- to 16-year-olds with one or two obese parents, and those with no obese parents. DESIGN A secondary analysis of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994. SUBJECTS/SETTING A nationally representative sample of healthful weight, at-risk, or overweight… (More)