Family Context as It Relates to Weight- Related Behaviors in Preadolescent African American Girls.

  • Dalton III W
  • Klesges M. L
  • Sherrill-Mittleman D
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Objective: To examine family context in relation to body image, weight concerns, and weight control behaviors in preadolescent African American girls. Methods: Cross-sectional baseline data were analyzed from 303 African American girls 8 to 10 years old and a caregiver in the Girls health Enrichment Multi-site Studies Phase 2(GEMS), an obesity prevention intervention trial. Results: Fruit, juice, and vegetable accessibility and family support for healthy eating and physical activity were significantly related to girls' body image and weight control behaviors. Conclusions: A comprehensive understanding of family factors may improve future programs aimed at preadolescent girls.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Behavior
  • Bivariate Statistics
  • Blacks -- In Infancy and Childhood
  • Body Image
  • Body Mass Index
  • Child
  • Clinical Trials
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Cross Sectional Studies
  • Data Analysis Software
  • Family Relations -- United States
  • Female
  • Fruit
  • Funding Source
  • Human
  • Logistic Regression
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Obesity -- Prevention and Control
  • Obesity -- Psychosocial Factors
  • Odds Ratio
  • Psychosocial
  • Questionnaires
  • Support
  • Tennessee
  • United States
  • Vegetables
  • Weight Control

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  • William T Dalton III

  • Lisa Klesges M.

  • Deborah Sherrill-Mittleman

  • Michelle Stockton B.

  • Suzanne Allen

  • Robert Klesges C.

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