High prevalence of obesity among inner-city adolescent boys in the Bronx, New York: Forgetting our boys

Carmen R. Isasi, Amy Whiffen, Eleanor Campbell, Yolanda Florez, Katherine Freeman, Judith Wylie-Rosett

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Abstract

We examined sex differences in overweight and obesity in a sample of 1,619 inner-city adolescents. Participants were enrolled from 11 public schools in the Bronx, New York. The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 21.7% and 22.5%, respectively; prevalence of obesity was significantly higher among adolescent boys than adolescent girls (24.9 vs 20.1%). Childhood obesity is a public health concern in the United States, and the higher prevalence of obesity in adolescent boys requires additional attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA23
JournalPreventing chronic disease
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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Obesity
Pediatric Obesity
Sex Characteristics
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High prevalence of obesity among inner-city adolescent boys in the Bronx, New York : Forgetting our boys. / Isasi, Carmen R.; Whiffen, Amy; Campbell, Eleanor; Florez, Yolanda; Freeman, Katherine; Wylie-Rosett, Judith.

In: Preventing chronic disease, Vol. 8, No. 1, A23, 01.2011.

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