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This site was created by Dr. Randall Sell and is maintained by the Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health at Drexel University, School of Public Health.

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Discrepancies in body image perception among fourth-grade public school children from urban, suburban, and rural Maryland

Discrepancies in body image perception among fourth-grade public school children from urban, suburban, and rural Maryland

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether there is an association between body image perception and weight status as measured by the body mass index among a group of fourth graders in Maryland. DESIGN: Cross-sectional data on height, weight, and body image were collected in the classroom. At risk for being overweight […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Drive for thinness in black and white preadolescent girls

Drive for thinness in black and white preadolescent girls

This study examined racial differences in drive for thinness, a motivational variable implicated in the etiology of eating disorders. Subjects included 613 black and white preadolescent girls from one of three National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Growth and Health Study centers. Instruments included the Drive for Thinness Scale, a Criticism about Weight scale, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Self-reported weight status and dieting in a cross-sectional sample of young adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III.[erratum appears in Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1999 Sep;153(9):945]

Self-reported weight status and dieting in a cross-sectional sample of young adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III.[erratum appears in Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1999 Sep;153(9):945]

OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship of self-reported weight status and dieting to actual weight and height in a cross-sectional nationally representative sample of young adolescents. METHODS: Weights and heights were obtained on 1932 adolescents aged 12 to 16 years enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. Information on adolescents’ perception of weight […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Body image, perceived pubertal timing, and adolescent mental health

Body image, perceived pubertal timing, and adolescent mental health

PURPOSE: To examine the impact of gender, racial-ethnic group, and perceived pubertal timing on body image and adolescent mental health. METHOD: A three-stage, area probability sample was selected which included 877 teens (13-18 years) with diverse social and demographic characteristics. Interviews in English or Spanish were conducted in person. The content emphasized emotional distress and […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The influence of race, ethnicity, class, and sexual politics on lesbians’ body image

The influence of race, ethnicity, class, and sexual politics on lesbians’ body image

Based on interviews conducted with eight lesbians, this paper explores how the intersection of gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, and class affect lesbians’ feelings about their bodies. Their responses suggest that, while being female has a strong effect on lesbians’ feelings about their bodies, issues of race, acculturation, and class also affect body image. Lesbian […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Racial and body image differences in coping for women diagnosed with breast cancer

Racial and body image differences in coping for women diagnosed with breast cancer

Although more White women develop breast cancer, African American women more frequently die of the disease (American Cancer Society, 2003). Despite higher morbidity among African American women, few studies have included racially diverse samples. The purposes of this study were to explore racial and body image differences in coping and self-efficacy in coping and racial […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Physical, behavioral, and body image characteristics in a tri-racial group of adolescent girls

Physical, behavioral, and body image characteristics in a tri-racial group of adolescent girls

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate physical characteristics, nutrient intake, physical activity level, and body image in white (CC), African-American (AA), and Hispanic-American (HA) female adolescents. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: High school volunteers were solicited for this study. Self-reported information was used to determine subject characteristics, family income, physical activity, body image, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Sex, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and BMI in relation to self-perception of overweight

Sex, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and BMI in relation to self-perception of overweight

OBJECTIVE: To compare the self-perception of overweight in the study population according to sex, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status and to compare the self-perception of overweight among individuals classified as normal weight, overweight, and obese. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Data from 5440 adults who participated in the 1994 to 1996 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Ethnic/racial differences in weight-related concerns and behaviors among adolescent girls and boys: findings from Project EAT

Ethnic/racial differences in weight-related concerns and behaviors among adolescent girls and boys: findings from Project EAT

OBJECTIVE: To compare weight-related concerns and behaviors across ethnicity/race among a population-based sample of adolescent boys and girls. METHODS: The study population included 4746 adolescents from urban public schools in the state of Minnesota who completed surveys and anthropometric measurements as part of Project EAT (Eating Among Teens), a population-based study focusing on eating patterns […]

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