The prevalence and determinants of overweight and obesity among French youths and adults with intellectual disabilities attending special education schools.

@article{Bgarie2013ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and determinants of overweight and obesity among French youths and adults with intellectual disabilities attending special education schools.},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me B{\'e}garie and Christophe Ma{\"i}ano and Pascale Leconte and Gregory Ninot},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={1417-25}
}
This study examines the prevalence of overweight and obesity and a panel of potential determinants among French youths and adults with an intellectual disability (ID). The sample used consisted of 1120 youths and adults with an ID, from 5 to 28 years old, attending a French special education school. The results indicated that 19.8% of the participants with an ID are classified as overweight and 8.6% as obese. Multivariate logistic regression analyses revealed that there are nearly three times… CONTINUE READING

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