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The contribution of school environmental factors to individual and school variation in disordered weight control behaviors in a statewide sample of middle schools.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23421693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We investigated the contribution of school environmental factors to individual and school variation in disordered weight control behaviors (DWCB). Analyses were based on self-report data gathered from 18,567 middle-school students in 2005 and publicly available data on school characteristics. We observed large differences across schools in percent of students engaging in DWCB in the past month, ranging from less than 1% of the student body to 12%. School-neighborhood poverty was associated with higher odds of DWCB in boys. Preventive strategies need to account for wide variability across schools and environmental factors that may contribute to DWCB in early adolescence.
Authors:
S Bryn Austin; Tracy K Richmond; Jennifer Spadano-Gasbarro; Mary L Greaney; Emily A Blood; Courtney Walls; Monica L Wang; Solomon Mezgebu; Stavroula K Osganian; Karen E Peterson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating disorders     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1532-530X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315161     Medline TA:  Eat Disord     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-108     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine , Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , Massachusetts , USA.
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