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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Preventing Chronic Disease|
|State||Published - Jan 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health