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dc.contributor.authorChism, Salli Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:03:31Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:03:31Z
dc.date.issued2001-12
dc.identifier.otherchism_salli_e_200112_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/chism_salli_e_200112_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20301
dc.description.abstractThe prevalences of overweight and obesity among male (n=126) and female (n=170) adolescents, ages 12-18, in urban and rural areas of Trinidad was determined. Demographics, height, weight, skinfolds, dietary intake, physical activity, and sexual maturity were assessed. The overall prevalence of overweight and obesity among Trinidadian adolescents was 13.2% and 4.4%, respectively. African females had the highest rates of overweight (18.8%) and obesity (15.6%). Urban African (70.2 ± 32.7) and mixed (66.7 ± 24.0) girls had higher skinfolds than rural African (49.1 ± 16.5) and mixed (45.0 ± 12.4) girls (p<0.05). In boys, inactivity correlated with BMI (r = 0.309; p<0.01) and skinfolds (r = 0.222; p<0.05), while in girls, skinfolds were inversely correlated with accelerometer counts/minute (r = -0.389; p<0.05). Overweight and obesity rates indicate a public health concern, particularly for African females.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectTrinidad
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectOverweight
dc.subjectObesity
dc.subjectDietary intake
dc.subjectPhysical activity
dc.titleThe prevalence of overweight and obesity in trinidadian adolescents
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.majorFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.advisorRichard D. Lewis
dc.description.committeeRichard D. Lewis
dc.description.committeeRebecca M. Mullis
dc.description.committeeSharon Y. Nickols


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