TitleDoes the racial composition of the school environment influence children's body mass index?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBernell, S, Mijanovich, T, Weitzman, BC
JournalThe Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Volume45
Issue1
Pagination40-6
Date Published2009 Jul
KeywordsYoung Adult
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.11.013