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Rates of Obesity and Obesogenic Behaviors of Rural Appalachian Adolescents: How Do They Compare to Other Adolescents or Recommendations?

Description
Evaluates data from a sample of Appalachian adolescents in Ohio to compare obesity and related behaviors to that of the national, adolescent population. Includes comparisons for body mass index (BMI), mean body fat percentage, daily physical activity behaviors, and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.
Author(s)
Laureen Smith, Devin Laurent, Erica Baumker, Rick Petosa
Citation
Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(11), 874-881
Date
11/2018
Type
Document
Tagged as
Appalachia · Children and youth · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Ohio