Prevalence and correlates of weight-control behaviors among Caribbean adolescent students

Maureen T. McGuire, Mary Story, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Linda Halcon, Sheila Campbell-Forrester, Robert Wm Blum

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Adolescent students from nine English-speaking Caribbean countries completed a survey that assessed weight-control behaviors. Weight-control behaviors were prevalent and similar across gender. Extreme weight-control behaviors were related to several psychosocial factors and compromising health behaviors. Future interventions should target adolescents who are using weight-controlling behaviors to prevent future eating disturbances and psychosocial and health morbidities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-211
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002

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Funding Information:
Preparation of the manuscript was also supported by grant DK-50456 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.


  • Adolescents
  • Caribbean region
  • Dieting
  • Weight-control behaviors


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