ERIC Number: EJ624105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Dieting and Smoking Initiation in Early Adolescent Girls and Boys: A Prospective Study.
Austin, S. Bryn; Gortmaker, Steven L.
American Journal of Public Health, v91 n3 p446-50 Mar 2001
Tested the relationship between dieting frequency and risk of smoking initiation among middle school students. Data on students who completed a nutrition and physical activity intervention study indicated that girls who dieted up to once per week had twice the adjusted odds of becoming smokers. Girls who dieted more often had four times the adjusted odds of becoming smokers. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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