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ERIC Number: EJ1019826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Eating Behaviors among Early Adolescent African American Girls and Their Mothers
Reed, Monique; Dancy, Barbara; Holm, Karyn; Wilbur, JoEllen; Fogg, Louis
Journal of School Nursing, v29 n6 p452-463 Dec 2013
African American (AA) girls aged 10-12 living in urban communities designated as food deserts have a significantly greater prevalence of overweight and obesity than girls that age in the general population. The purpose of our study was (a) to examine the agreement in nutritional intake between AA girls aged 10-12 and their mothers and (b) to determine if the girls' weight categories were associated with their or their mothers demographic characteristics, eating behaviors, nutritional intake, and health problem. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in predominantly low-income AA communities in Chicago. Forty-three dyads of early adolescent AA girls and their mothers responded to food frequency and eating habits questionnaires. There was a strong and significant correlation between mother's and daughter's kilocalories consumed ("r" = 0.61). Our study suggests that interventions aimed at improving eating behaviors in early adolescent AA girls should include their mothers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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