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Lanza, H. Isabella; Huang, David Y. C. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: We aimed to expand the literature on child obesity and school outcomes by examining associations between obesity and high school dropout, including the role of obesity onset and duration as well as ethnicity. Methods: Data on 5066 children obtained between 1986 and 2010 from the child cohort of the 1979 National Longitudinal Study of…
Descriptors: Obesity, Correlation, Dropouts, High School Students