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Unhealthy weight-control behaviours, dieting and weight status: a cross-cultural comparison between North American and Spanish adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23055262     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the current study was to examine and compare dieting and unhealthy weight-control behaviours (UWCB) in population-based samples in two large urban areas in Spain (Barcelona) and in the USA (Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota). Additionally, use of UWCB across weight categories was explored in both samples. Participants included 1501 adolescents from Barcelona (48% girls, 52% boys) and 2793 adolescents from the Twin Cities (53% girls, 47% boys). The main outcome measures were dieting, UWCB (less extreme and extreme) and weight status. Although dieting and UWCB were prevalent in both samples, particularly among girls, the prevalence was higher in the US sample. In both countries, the report of dieting and use of UWCB was highest among overweight and obese youth. Prevention interventions that address the broad spectrum of eating and weight-related problems should be warranted in light of the high prevalence and co-occurrence of overweight and unhealthy weight-related behaviours.
Gemma López-Guimerà; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer; Peter Hannan; Jordi Fauquet; Katie Loth; David Sánchez-Carracedo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1099-0968     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Eat Disord Rev     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-07     Completed Date:  2014-01-16     Revised Date:  2014-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436977     Medline TA:  Eur Eat Disord Rev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
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MeSH Terms
Body Image*
Body Mass Index
Body Weight*
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Diet, Reducing / ethnology*,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Eating Disorders / epidemiology*,  psychology
North America
Vomiting / epidemiology,  psychology
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