Ethnic and Racial Differences in Weight-Loss Behaviors Among Female Adolescents: Results From a National Survey

Pesa, Jacqueline A.; Turner, Lori W.
January 1999
American Journal of Health Studies;1999, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p14
Academic Journal
Presents information on a study which examines the weight-loss behaviors of female adolescents of different ethnic groups who participated in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Methodology of the study; Results and discussion on the study.


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