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Source: American Journal of Health Behavior
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1. Seo, Dong-Chul
Li, Kaigang
Longitudinal Trajectories of Perceived Body Weight: Adolescence to Early Adulthood
American Journal of Health Behavior 36,2 (March 2012): 242-253.
Also: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22370261
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: PNG Publications
Keyword(s): Attitudes; Gender Differences; Racial Differences; Weight

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OBJECTIVE:To examine longitudinal trajectories of perceived weight from adolescence to early adulthood by gender.

METHODS: We analyzed 9 waves (1997-2005) of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (N = 8302) using Mplus.

RESULTS: Perceived overweight increased over time among girls and did not level off until 23 years of age. Blacks had a lower perceived weight for their actual weight and a slower rate of increase in perceived weight than did whites.

CONCLUSION: Intervention programs designed to prevent or reduce obesity should evaluate weight perceptions for both adolescents and young adults prior to implementing each intervention.

Bibliography Citation
Seo, Dong-Chul and Kaigang Li. "Longitudinal Trajectories of Perceived Body Weight: Adolescence to Early Adulthood." American Journal of Health Behavior 36,2 (March 2012): 242-253.