Prevalence and associated factors of overweight among Mexican-American adolescents.

  title={Prevalence and associated factors of overweight among Mexican-American adolescents.},
  author={Kimberly Y-Z Forrest and Marcy J Leeds},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  volume={107 10},
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of overweight and obesity and associated factors among Mexican-American adolescents, because obesity is more common among this ethnic group. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002 data were analyzed for Mexican-American adolescents aged 12 to 19 years (n=4,109). Weight status was determined by sex-specific body mass index for age, and evaluated in relationship to demographic characteristics, participation in… CONTINUE READING
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