Relationship Between Social Support and Body Mass Index Among Overweight and Obese African American Women in the Rural Deep South, 2011–2013

@inproceedings{Johnson2014RelationshipBS,
  title={Relationship Between Social Support and Body Mass Index Among Overweight and Obese African American Women in the Rural Deep South, 2011–2013},
  author={Erica R. Johnson and Tiffany L. Carson and Olivia Affuso and Claudia M. Hardy and M L Baskin},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION African American women in the Deep South of the United States are disproportionately obese, a condition strongly influenced by their social environment. The objective of this study was to characterize the prevalence of social support from family and friends for healthy eating and exercise in rural communities. METHODS This study is an analysis of a subgroup (N = 195) of overweight and obese African American women from a larger ongoing weight loss trial (N = 409) in rural… CONTINUE READING
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