|Title||Does the racial composition of the school environment influence children's body mass index?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Bernell, S, Mijanovich, T, Weitzman, BC|
|Journal||The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine|
|Date Published||2009 Jul|
This study investigates the degree to which the racial composition of the school environment may influence the body mass index (BMI) of children aged 10 to 18 years. This research may be viewed as extending prior work that has found that the prevalence of risk behaviors among nonwhite adolescents is influenced by exposure to white adolescents.