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Weight concerns among adolescent boys

Overview of attention for article published in Public Health Nutrition, June 2015
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Title
Weight concerns among adolescent boys
Published in
Public Health Nutrition, June 2015
DOI 10.1017/s1368980015001615
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Authors

Colette Kelly, Amanda Fitzgerald, Mariane Sentenac, Jakub Gakewski, Michal Molcho, Saoirse Nic Gabhainn

Abstract

To investigate weight concerns among adolescent boys and relationships with health indicators and family factors. Analysis of the 2010 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey of 10-17-year-olds. Schools in the Republic of Ireland. Among 6187 boys, 25·1 % reported a desire to lose weight (weight 'loss' concern) and 7·7 % reported a desire to gain weight (weight 'gain' concern). Both types of weight concerns were associated with poor self-rated health, life satisfaction and happiness, and with more frequent emotional and physical symptoms. Family factors were associated with boys' weight concerns. In adjusted analyses, the risk of weight 'loss' concerns decreased with daily family breakfasts (OR=0·80; 95 % CI 0·66, 0·97). The risk of weight 'gain' concerns decreased with frequent family evening meals (OR=0·77; 95 % CI 0·60, 0·99). Ease of communication with mother was associated with a decreased risk of weight 'loss' and weight 'gain' concerns among boys (OR=0·74; 95 % CI 0·60, 0·90 and OR=0·61; 95 % CI 0·44, 0·82, respectively). An open father-son relationship and having a father present in the home decreased the risk of weight 'loss' concerns (OR=0·69; 95 % CI 0·57, 0·82 and OR=0·81; 95 % CI 0·67, 0·98, respectively). Body weight concerns were reported by a sizeable minority of boys and were associated with negative health outcomes. The findings support the need to promote frequent family meals and facilitate open communication in families.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 28%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Unspecified 4 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Other 6 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 24%
Psychology 6 21%
Unspecified 5 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 10%
Neuroscience 2 7%
Other 6 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 February 2017.
All research outputs
#3,311,081
of 12,570,329 outputs
Outputs from Public Health Nutrition
#849
of 2,138 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#62,558
of 234,408 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Public Health Nutrition
#32
of 64 outputs
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