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.
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Preparation of the manuscript was also supported by grant DK-50456 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
- Caribbean region
- Weight-control behaviors