ERIC Number: ED340997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Eating and Exercising: Nebraska Adolescents' Attitudes and Behaviors. Technical Report 25.
Newman, Ian M.
This report describes selected eating and exercise patterns among a sample of 2,237 Nebraska youth in grades 9-12 selected from a random sample of 24 junior and senior high schools. The eating patterns reported cover food selection, body image, weight management, and weight loss methods. The exercise patterns relate to the frequency of "hard" physical activity, participation in community recreation, the effect of physical education classes, the incidence of hard physical exercises in such classes, and television watching. Results reported in this document include the following: (1) approximately 3 of 10 adolescents did not eat a single serving of green or yellow vegetables or fruit or fruit juice on the day prior to the survey; (2) almost 29% of females said they were too fat, as did almost 17% of the males; (3) despite 61% claiming that their weight was just about right, only 33.7% said they were not doing something to change their weight; (4) exercise was the most popular weight loss method; (5) in the 14 days prior to the survey, 17.7% had not exercised "hard," with males being more likely than females to be frequent "hard" exercisers; (6) two-thirds had not participated in any community recreation activity in the previous 14 days; (7) more than half indicated that they do not take, or do not attend, physical education classes; and (8) the greatest percentage (33.7) watched television more than one hour but less than three hours per day. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.; Health Education, Inc., Lincoln, NE.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska