Weight modification efforts reported by black and white preadolescent girls: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study.

@article{Schreiber1996WeightME,
  title={Weight modification efforts reported by black and white preadolescent girls: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study.},
  author={George B Schreiber and M Robins and Ruth H. Striegel-Moore and Eva Obarzanek and John A. Morrison and D J Wright},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={
          63-70
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study tested four hypotheses: (1) a high percentage of 9- and 10-year-old girls are already trying to lose weight; (2) more white tha black girls are trying to lose weight; (3) more black than white girls are trying to gain weight; and (4) weight modification efforts of preadolescent girls are influenced by factors other than race, such as maternal criticism, body dissatisfaction, and socioeconomic status. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data on 2379 girls 9 and 10… 
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