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ERIC Number: EJ978621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0883-8534
Correlates and Predictors of Binge Eating among Native American Women
Clark, Julie Dorton; Winterowd, Carrie
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v40 n2 p117-127 Apr 2012
Obesity and being overweight, as determined by body mass index (BMI), each continues to be of concern for many Native American/American Indians (NA/AI). According to the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," binge eating is excessive eating or consuming large quantities of food over a short period of time and has been associated with psychological distress. Among a sample of NA/AI women, this study explored the linear relationship of historical loss, acculturation, racism, and emotional distress to binge-eating behavior and level of obesity as determined by BMI. Emotional distress, experiences of racism, and feelings about historical loss were significantly related to binge-eating behaviors, with emotional distress being the most significant predictor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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