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dc.contributor.authorHadjigeorgiou, C.
dc.contributor.authorTornaritis, M.
dc.contributor.authorSavvas, S.
dc.contributor.authorSolea, A.
dc.contributor.authorKafatos, A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:16:36Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:16:36Z
dc.date.issued2012EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v18/08/2012_18_8_842_849.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118544
dc.description842 - 849EN
dc.description.abstractIncreasing rates of overweight and eating disorders among young people are a concern. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of overweight/obesity among Cypriot adolescents between cohorts from 2003 and 2010 and to determine whether body mass index [‎BMI]‎ was associated with psychological traits linked to eating disorders. Anthropometric measures were done on a representative sample of students aged 10-18 years and the Eating Disorder Inventory-3rd version [‎EDI-3]‎ and 26-item Eating Attitudes Test [‎EAT-26]‎ scales were completed by 13-18-year-olds. Mean waist circumference of the 2010 cohort of 10-18-year-olds was 3.6 cm higher in boys and 5.5 cm higher in girls than the 2003 cohort. Mean BMI was higher in 2010 only in the 16-18-year-old age group. More adolescents on the higher end of the weight spectrum had pathological scores on the eating disorder scales. Obesity and maladaptive eating attitudes are common in Cypriot adolescentsEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectPsychologyEN
dc.subjectEating DisordersEN
dc.subjectAdolescentEN
dc.subjectOverweightEN
dc.subjectBody Mass IndexEN
dc.subjectAnthropometryEN
dc.subject.meshObesityEN
dc.titleObesity and psychological traits associated with eating disorders among Cypriot adolescents: comparison of 2003 and 2010 cohortsEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (‎8)‎, 842 - 849, 2012


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