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dc.contributor.authorBodenlos, Jamie S.
dc.contributor.authorRosal, Milagros C.
dc.contributor.authorBlake, Diane R.
dc.contributor.authorLemay, Celeste A.
dc.contributor.authorElfenbein, Dianne S.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:09.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:57:20Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:57:20Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-01
dc.date.submitted2011-12-05
dc.identifier.citation<p>Bodenlos JS, Rosal MC, Blake D, Lemay C, Elfenbein D. Obesity Prevalence, Weight-Related Beliefs and Behaviors among Low-Income Ethnically Diverse National Job Corps Students. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 2010;3(3):106-114.</p>
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/43120
dc.description.abstractThe obesity rates of Job Corps students, a predominantly ethnic minority and low income group of youth, are unknown. The purpose of this project was to examine obesity rates among these youth as well as their weight-related perceptions and behavior. First, medical charts (N=641) of all Job Corps students (ages 16-25) who were enrolled in the program in the past year were examined for height and weight. In the second phase of the study, 344 Job Corp students were recruited and information on weight perceptions, knowledge of obesity consequences, and weight loss behavior were examined. Almost half of the participants were overweight or obese. Overweight males were less likely to perceive themselves as being overweight than females. The majority of participants were aware of obesity-related health consequences but of those with past weight loss attempts, only 13% reported using both exercise and diet. High levels of overweight and obesity among Job Corps students are likely to impact employment and career goals. Evidence-based obesity interventions for Job Corps students are needed.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.unlv.edu/journals/chdr/journals/JHDRP-V3N3%20FINAL.pdf
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dc.subjectObesity
dc.subjectWeight Gain
dc.subjectHealth Behavior
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectPediatrics
dc.titleObesity Prevalence, Weight-Related Beliefs and Behaviors among Low-Income Ethnically Diverse National Job Corps Students
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
dc.source.volume3
dc.source.issue3
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1021&amp;context=peds_adolescent&amp;unstamped=1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/peds_adolescent/22
dc.identifier.contextkey2387077
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-23T16:57:21Z
html.description.abstract<p>The obesity rates of Job Corps students, a predominantly ethnic minority and low income group of youth, are unknown. The purpose of this project was to examine obesity rates among these youth as well as their weight-related perceptions and behavior. First, medical charts (N=641) of all Job Corps students (ages 16-25) who were enrolled in the program in the past year were examined for height and weight. In the second phase of the study, 344 Job Corp students were recruited and information on weight perceptions, knowledge of obesity consequences, and weight loss behavior were examined. Almost half of the participants were overweight or obese. Overweight males were less likely to perceive themselves as being overweight than females. The majority of participants were aware of obesity-related health consequences but of those with past weight loss attempts, only 13% reported using both exercise and diet. High levels of overweight and obesity among Job Corps students are likely to impact employment and career goals. Evidence-based obesity interventions for Job Corps students are needed.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathpeds_adolescent/22
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Pediatrics
dc.source.pages106-114


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