ERIC Number: EJ825196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Association of Smoking with Body Weight in US High School Students, 1999-2005
Seo, Dong-Chul; Jiang, Nan; Kolbe, Lloyd J.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v33 n2 p202-212 Mar-Apr 2009
Objectives: To investigate the association of current smoking with body mass index (BMI) and perceived body weight among high school students in the United States. Methods: We analyzed data from the 1999-2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Results: Perceived body weight and BMI were associated with adolescents' current smoking. Adjusted odds ratios of current smoking for overweight and at-risk-of-overweight BMI groups continued to increase over the entire survey years. The more recent the cohort, the stronger the link of current smoking with BMI and perceived body weight. Conclusions: The relationship between body weight and current smoking strengthened over time.
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Smoking, At Risk Students, High School Students, Correlation, Body Weight
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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